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Global lead short-term outlook June 2019

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The lead price finally showed some life and also highlighted the market sensitivity to both technical and fundamental factors. This was evidenced by a two-month price high, a two-year record backwardation and stocks falling further from historical lows. Smelter disruption now threatens to take over from mine production as the dominant supply-side constrain outside China, as potential bottlenecks become dependent on where the displaced primary feed is processed - China or the Rest of World?

Table of contents

  • China
  • US
  • India
  • Raw materials market
  • Mine production news

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This report includes 11 images and tables including:

  • Ebike production maintains output levels, benefitting from drop in car purchases
  • Global quarterly refined lead consumption (kt)
  • Value of arbitrage to Chinese smelters was substantially lower in June
  • 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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