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Global lead long-term outlook Q4 2016

Global lead long-term outlook Q4 2016

Report summary

The Global Lead Metal Market Long-term Outlook provides the latest update of detailed supply and demand analysis and price forecasts for the lead market out to 2035. In the near to medium term the critical issue for the market is the availability of concentrates, the limited ability of the secondary sector to compensate for this shortfall in supply, and the impetus consequentially higher prices will give to developing sufficient new mine capacity to offset scheduled mine closures and the incremental increase in global demand.

What's included?

This report includes 11 file(s)

  • slide pack lead lto q4 2016.pdf PDF - 2.08 MB
  • Lead Tables LTO Q4 2016.pdf PDF - 1.52 MB
  • Demand analysis lead LTO Q4 2016.xls XLS - 561.50 KB
  • Demand main changes lead LTO Q4 2016.xls XLS - 160.50 KB
  • Supply main changes lead LTO Q4 2016.xls XLS - 545.00 KB
  • Production rankings lead LTO Q4 2016.xls XLS - 226.50 KB
  • Equity Production lead LTO Q4 2016.xls XLS - 5.33 MB
  • Mine analysis lead LTO Q4 2016.xls XLS - 2.89 MB
  • Smelter analysis lead LTO Q4 2016.xls XLS - 1.31 MB
  • Refinery analysis lead LTO Q4 2016.xls XLS - 1.29 MB
  • Market balance and prices lead LTO Q4 2016.xls XLS - 437.50 KB


As global demand weakens and commodity prices fall, we're seeing a challenging environment in the metals and mining industry. Mining companies are increasingly coming under pressure to reduce operating costs, causing many to shift their strategic planning, delay new investments and look to long-term future growth.

This Lead Long Term Outlook report provides a detailed breakdown of global supply and demand balances in this market, as well as price forecasts.

Mining companies, investment banks and investors can use this report to understand the future direction of the ferrous and base metals market. It will also help you assess the impact of key industry issues and events on market balances and pricing.

From acquisitions to investments, Wood Mackenzie helps you plan, forecast and benchmark in the metals markets. Our proprietary database and analyst expertise combines robust production, consumption and pricing data with detailed analysis to identify market opportunities.

We give you a holistic view of the ferrous and base metals markets so you have the confidence to make strategic decisions.

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    • Demand – what's changed?
    • Supply - what's changed?
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