Lead Market Description
The Global demand for refined lead exceeded supply by 39,000 metric tons in the first half of 2018, according to provisional data compiled by the International Lead & Zinc Study Group. The production of lead is increasing globally. Manufacturers are concentrating on increasing the production of lead through primary and secondary sources because of the high demand for this element.
A key factor driving the market’s growth is the recyclability of lead. Recycling of waste products is crucial to the environment, accumulated waste release chemicals and harmful gases, which result in global warming. Recycling requires lesser energy than the manufacturing process. Lead has the highest recyclability rate when compared with other materials that are recycled. Most of the lead used in commercial applications is obtained from recycled lead.
Global lead production from mines decreased 4.2% year on year to 2.258 million metric tons in H1 2018 from 2.356 million metric tons in H1 2017.
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Market Fundamentals — Supply and Demand
Planned and unplanned capacity investments & closures
Macro - Exchange rates, GDP, Inflation rates, Industrial production
Historical price analysis
Table of Contents
1.1 Market Overview — Global
2.1 Short Term
2.2 Medium Term
2.3 Long term
3.1 Supply Chain Events – LME/Global