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Global lead short-term outlook September 2020

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Coronavirus-related mine disruption is persisting and current - and feared future - shortfalls of concentrate have pushed spot TCs decisively lower during September. While this is clearly positive for wider lead market fundamentals, particularly given the obvious potential for forced primary smelter cuts, lead's price has decreased decisively during the month. This is indicative of the market's surplus, which continues to be reflected a little by LME stocks, and confirms that lead consumption has contracted significantly in 2020 alongside a substantially weaker global economy.

Table of contents

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

Tables and charts

This report includes 11 images and tables including:

  • Strong recent trend in Chinese auto production after massive dip in Q1 2020
  • Global quarterly refined lead consumption (kt)
  • Concentrate market TCs
  • Changes in resource tax rates for zinc and lead minerals
  • 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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