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Global lead short-term outlook September 2019

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The lead price experienced a calm month with limited volatility, gaining just 3% over the month. But the relatively strong price was supported by underlying concerns over supply availability. Smelter and mine disruptions continue with no definite resolution dates, while historically low exchange stocks of refined lead will struggle to accommodate any surge in demand as the northern hemisphere winter marks the peak demand season for auto batteries.

Table of contents

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

Tables and charts

This report includes 12 images and tables including:

  • Global quarterly refined lead consumption (kt)
  • The arbitrage value in concentrate trade is now very modest
  • Spot TCs have held at around $100/t CIF MCP and continued to offset the reduced arbitrage value
  • China's imports of US concentrate in August did not have their usual seasonal strength
  • 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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