Zinc futures gain on demand uptick

New Delhi, June 5 (PTI) Zinc prices on Friday rose 0.43 per cent to Rs 162.15 per kg in futures trade tracking a firm trend in physical markets on the back of pick-up in demand.

On the Multi Commodity Exchange, zinc contracts for June delivery traded higher by 70 paise, or 0.43 per cent, at Rs 162.15 per kg with a business turnover of 2,506 lots.

Marketmen said widening of positions by participants, following pick-up in demand from consuming industries, kept zinc prices higher in futures trade. PTI RUJ ANS ANS