Zinc futures down on muted demand

New Delhi, Jan 27 (PTI) Zinc prices on Wednesday fell by 2.5 per cent to Rs 208.90 per kg in futures trade as speculators reduced their exposure taking negative cues from spot market.

On the Multi Commodity Exchange, zinc contracts for February delivery traded lower by Rs 5.35, or 2.5 per cent, to Rs 208.90 per kg in 2,159 lots.

Analysts said offloading of positions by participants owing to slackened demand from consuming industries in the physical market mainly weighed on zinc prices here. PTI SHW RUJ RUJ