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Lead Product Suite

Industry-leading research and analysis that gives you the complete picture across the entire lead supply chain

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Seize opportunities with actionable insights in the lead industry

There is global focus on enhancing lead recycling processes and diversifying source of raw material supply to ensure market stability and resilience in the lead industry. 

We help you understand the impact of acute supply tightness on refined metal production, secondary supply, and treatment charges, enabling you to analyse market balances, price forecasts, cost of primary supply, current and forecast margins, and new capacity developments.

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Features and workflows

Comprehensive coverage of refined metal production, secondary supply and treatment charges in the lead industry.

  • Analyse global lead supply, demand, and price fundamentals
  • Stay informed about industry events impacting the market
  • Obtain a comprehensive analysis of emerging global trends
  • Understand business environment risks and opportunities
  • Develop detailed lead concentrates supply and demand forecasts for strategic budget planning

Comprehensive market outlooks  

  • Strategic Planning Outlook gives you a comprehensive view of global and regional markets for the next 30 years, with data and analysis to 2050.  
  • Investment Horizon Outlook provides an analysis of the investment landscape and market implications for current and anticipated investments for the next 10 years, with data to 2050. 
  • Monthly short-term market outlook on supply, demand, trade, and price forecasts for the next 2 years.  

Cost analysis and asset-level modelling 

  • Detailed asset reports and summaries covering lead and zinc mine life costings, resources, reserves, production, revenue, cost, margins, OpEx, CapEx and cashflows.  
  • Forecast for concentrates, smelters and refineries production, trade flows and treatment and refining charges (TC/RC).  
  • Quarterly updated concentrate market balance to 2040 to make effective decisions in long-term sourcing and planning. 
  • Access to granular data on supply, demand, price forecast, trade flows, cost, production, and anode allocation with our data tools. 

Stay informed 

  • Access to tailored insights into key market themes and our global team of Wood Mackenzie analysts. 

Corporate strategy / Asset acquisition  

Perform detailed analyses of competitor assets to identify potential acquisition targets and assess strategic fit for expansion. 

Conduct financial modelling and cost-benefit analysis to evaluate existing assets and the impact of new projects on the industry cost structure. 


Compare performance metrics against industry peers to identify strengths and weaknesses and develop strategies to improve competitive positioning.

Analyse operational metrics to assess efficiency and identify competitive drivers, enabling targeted improvements to maintain a competitive edge. 

Strategic resourcing and planning 

Gather and analyse comprehensive data on mining assets, companies, and countries to gain insights into market dynamics and identify trends. 

Analyse cost structures and resource allocation to inform strategic planning, optimise costs, and enhance overall business strategies.

Wood Mackenzie is the leading global data and analytics company for the energy transition. A trusted partner for over 50 years, our team has over 2,400 experts across more than 30 global locations who cover the entire supply chain. Our people and products help businesses and governments navigate significant challenges and make informed decisions to gain a competitive edge.

Frequently asked questions

Here you’ll find answers to the most common questions you may have on Wood Mackenzie's Lead Product Suite. If you have any other questions, get in touch.

Designed for a diverse range of professionals and organisations in the lead and zinc mining industry seeking reliable data, analysis, insights and tools to navigate the complexities of the landscape. This includes mine owners, producers and operators, investment analysts, fund managers, commodity traders, commercial strategists, business development managers, supply chain and procurement managers.

Access to accurate and reliable market analysis is crucial in remaining competitive amid global economic uncertainties, we provide you with detailed insights into supply, demand, trade flows, and price trends, enabling you to anticipate market movements and make informed strategic decisions.

Our framework is based on an integrated analysis of mining and metals’ interdependencies across energy and natural resources sectors to give you the most comprehensive knowledge you need to succeed.

We provide you with individual asset reports and tools including cost curves and cost models to empower you to thrive in a competitive landscape. Use it to: 

  • Benchmarking against competitors to optimise costs and margins. 

  • Identify risks, opportunities, and operational efficiencies to enhance profitability. 

  • Stress test with scenario modelling capabilities under Wood Mackenzie’s energy transition scenarios to assess business resilience, optimise planning and investment strategies. 

Get in touch now

Speak to a leading lead industry expert today to discover how our Lead Research Suite will give you the complete picture on the entire lead market.

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