The Zinc Prices are estimated to underperform for 2012 as the year 2011 closed with surplus supplies. The inventories for 2011 are reported to have risen by around a quarter. Another indication is that the production is also going to grow, keeping the market in surplus. This means that 2012 zinc inventories are going to find new highs, thus softening the price outlook. The investment in property for 2012 is estimated to grow by around 15%. This is one of the major factors that is going to increase the demand for zinc. This is given the estimation that the property market in China may be looking forward to a slowdown, thus more or less leading to underperformance of Zinc Prices this year.