The period to 2017 will be characterised by refined market deficits and rising prices. Mine supply will be insufficient to meet primary smelter demand and capacity utilisation will stay below 80%. Secondary smelter production growth is forecast to be robust as higher prices encourage increased scrap battery recycling rates. Nonetheless we forecast four years of global refined deficits, a very tight refined market and a price peak of $2550/t in 2017.
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Output in the region to remain stable over the forecast period Regional output will increase marginally in the short term with three new mines, Berkara in Kazakhstan and Kyzyl Tashtygskoe and Noion Tologsky in Russia. This will continue until 2016 when the Zhanalyk mine in Kazakhstan and Goltsovoye mine in Russia are forecast to close. Output from the region will fall again in 2020, 2027 and 2030 when the Rubtsobsky and Kyzyl Tashtygskoe mines in Russia and Khandiza mine Uzbekistan are forecast to close respectively.
Smelter and refinery production
Russia and the Caspian
Global refined lead balance and price
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Demand: Table 1
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Auto sector shows strongest growth but inverters will remain key
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Demand: Table 2
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European lead consumption
Replacement sector stable, industrial and OE sectors provide medium-term growth
Demand: Image 9
Demand: Image 10
Demand: Table 4
Latin American lead consumption
African lead mine capability
Asian lead mine capability
European lead mine capability
Latin American lead mine capability
Middle East lead mine capability
North American lead mine capability
Oceania lead mine capability
Russia and the Caspian lead mine capability
Global lead mine production capability change
Global mine production capability and market adjustment
Analysis of the lead-zinc mine production ratio
Changes to possible projects listing
Supply: Image 1
Global refined lead production capability
African refined lead production
New Chinese primary operations (forecast production, kt Pb)
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