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Global lead short-term outlook November 2019

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30 November 2019

Global lead short-term outlook November 2019

Report summary

The lead price reversed its upward trend of recent months to suffer a sustained fall, shedding 10.5 of value to finish November on $1947/t. A turnaround in fortunes gave Peñasquito mine much improved output in Q3, in line with our forecast but which will place upward pressure on TCs, although with some offset from the restart, after three months of shutdown, of Port Pirie's TSL furnace. However, a reverse effect will come from the announcement that the Belledune smelter will be permanently closed by the end of this year.

Table of contents

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

Tables and charts

This report includes 12 images and tables including:

  • Global quarterly refined lead consumption (kt)
  • The SHFE/LME arbitrage value in concentrate trade reversed its move into negative territory during November
  • Spot TCs no longer need to be quite as high to maintain the TC plus SHFE/LME arbitrage value for concentrate importers
  • China's lead concentrate imports have increased significantly in the year to date
  • 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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