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Lead Market Outlook

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CRU's Lead Market Outlook, published Wednesday 27th July 2016, reports of Brexit ripples failing to derail a modestly brighter outlook. Principal ConsultantNeil Hawkes writes that "though the market is starting to tighten, lead prices will continue to struggle for a while to make much upward headway compared to other metals."

The Essential Resource for the Lead Market

CRU holds firmly to the view that the lead industry’s own supply and demand dynamics will ultimately drive lead price direction. The Lead Market Outlook service provides concise summaries supported by detailed analysis of the key drivers behind recent LME lead price movements, to provide insight into what is likely to underpin the future direction of LME lead prices.

China is a crucial dynamic in most commodity markets, and lead is no exception. Both its domestic market and its trade with the rest of the world will continue to have a profound impact on the world of lead. But we should not become too ‘China-centric’ - the ‘rest of the world’ still has an important role to play in shaping lead’s future.

Our service provides detailed five-year forecasts for global consumption, production (mine, primary and secondary smelter output), concentrate balances and treatment charges, refined lead market balances and LME lead prices. All forecasts are fully updated every quarter, with our analysts available in the interim to provide views on any latest market developments.

Why CRU for Lead?

  • A truly established and Independent understanding of the entire lead industry, based on over 40 years of experience covering the market
  • A team of industry experts and consultants covering the lead market
  • Dedicated offices in London and Beijing providing a truly global perspective for the industry and all impacting factors
  • Our research is enhanced by our coverage of all LME traded metals

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