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Global lead short-term outlook February 2019

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28 February 2019

Global lead short-term outlook February 2019

Report summary

Lead's middling price performance belied the fact that fundamental influences - often in opposite - were pulling the price in different directions. Supply worries were the primary focus for markets anxious over Australian flooding and a Korean smelter fire slashing lead availability. Counteracting these fears was a rise in LME refined lead stocks and a multi-year low in cancelled warrants - until 33kt of cancellations once again gave market participants sleepless nights. Spot treatment charges have seen little change and remain around $15/t CIF MCP, but portents point to a rise in coming months.

Table of contents

  • China
  • US
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • Raw materials market
  • Mine production news

Tables and charts

This report includes 11 images and tables including:

  • China's lead battery production
  • North American lead battery shipments
  • Global quarterly refined lead consumption (kt)
  • Concentrate market TCs
  • Lead mine capability, market adjustment and production (kt Pb)
  • Global refined lead consumption (kt Pb)
  • Global lead mine production (Lead in Concentrate)
  • Global refined lead production (kt Pb)
  • Global primary and secondary refined lead production (kt Pb)
  • Lead stocks, prices and premia
  • Global lead supply and demand (kt)

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