Stacked lead ingots

Lead Price Outlook

Prices for lead were turbulent in recent weeks, as strong demand for the metal outside China more than offset downward pressure stemming from downbeat automotive data. On 14 January, lead traded at USD 2,363 per metric ton, which was up 2.5% from the same day a month earlier. Moreover, the price was 1.1% higher on a year-to-date basis and was up 17.4% from the same day of last year. Still-subdued car manufacturing activity amid persistent semiconductor shortages continued to weigh on demand for lead-acid batteries over the past month. On top of this, rising numbers of Covid-19 cases globally amid the spread of the Omicron variant, coupled with a more hawkish stance from the Fed, exerted additional downward pressure on lead prices. That said, solid demand outside China, with the Asian giant’s exports of refined lead hitting an over-decade high in November, more than offset the losses.

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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