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Lead Price Outlook

Lead prices tumbled over the last month, amid limited supply for lead-acid batteries in top-consumer China due to ongoing power rationing. On 7 October, lead traded at USD 2,221 per metric ton, which was 5.0% lower than on the same day a month earlier. However, the price was up 12.4% on a year-to-date basis and was 24.5% higher than on the same day of last year. Ongoing energy shortages in China, which have resulted in production curbs, weighed on lead-acid battery output, with plants markedly reducing output from 23 September. On top of this, downbeat car manufacturing amid semiconductor shortages, as well as surging prices for silicon—essential for alloying purposes—likely exerted additional downward pressure on prices.

Lead Price History Data (USD per metric ton, aop)

2015  2016  2017  2018  2019  
Lead 1787.3  1866.99  2313.17  2239.45  1996.65  

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Note: Lead prices in USD per metric ton (mt). Daily prices.

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