The northern part of China lacks energy capacities, and this already leads to the limitation of industrial production.
For example, the Development and Reform Commission of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the PRC, and the Bureau of Energy have jointly published the so-called "Seven Measures to Ensure Control of Energy Consumption." In particular, local lead and zinc concentrate plants and refined zinc producers are required to keep their energy consumption below the level of the same period of the previous year. The restrictions will be in effect for at least the entire II quarter of 2021.
The use of energy saving measures will lead to the fact that the smelting of refined zinc in Inner Mongolia will decrease by 10-20% in the second quarter.