Presented with little comment other than this ten year chart:
A reminder from the Royal Society of Chemistry of the many uses of zinc:
Most zinc is used to galvanise other metals, such as iron, to prevent rusting. Galvanised steel is used for car bodies, street lamp posts, safety barriers and suspension bridges
Large quantities of zinc are used to produce die-castings, which are important in the automobile, electrical and hardware industries. Zinc is also used in alloys such as brass, nickel silver and aluminium solder.
Zinc oxide is widely used in the manufacture of very many products such as paints, rubber, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, plastics, inks, soaps, batteries, textiles and electrical equipment. Zinc sulfide is used in making luminous paints, fluorescent lights and x-ray screens.
But don’t worry folks, the inflation is only transitory even as commodities used in every day manufacturing are hitting historic all time highs, are in shortage, and continue to rise in price.