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With a team in London and Beijing, CRU brings you robust and detailed market analysis and forecasts, price assessments and cost services for lead.

Our market analysis presents an independent view of the global supply and demand balance and regional market developments (including for premia and scrap), bringing you a rounded picture of production, consumption, stock and price forecasts.

CRU’s assessments of premia, price indices and gross margins are supported by regular updates on market events and their effect on prices.

We also offer a comprehensive cost service for lead and other base metals which gives detailed cost breakdowns for 100% of global supply, including Chinese coverage. CRU’s cost service helps users gain an in-depth understanding of the industry cost structure, to rank projects against each other, investigate potential investment opportunities, and conduct accurate strategic planning.

CRU analysts are at the heart of the service we provide. For unique market intelligence, engage directly with us to discuss industry developments in more depth.

CRU LEAD

  • Lead Concentrates
  • Lead Mining
  • Lead Scrap
  • Refined Lead

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Mining and Metals Industry Observer

Welcome to the first edition of CRU’s Mining & Metals Industry Observer. This review provides a regular set of relevant industry metrics on: metal and mineral demand; capital investment; mine supply; production risks; industry costs; trade flows and outlook for prices.

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LEAD ANALYSIS TEAM

  • Graham Deller

    Head of Zinc, Lead and Precious Metal Research London
  • Ryan Cochrane

    Research Manager, Lead, Zinc and Precious Metals London
  • Neil Hawkes

    Principal Consultant London
  • Giles Lloyd

    Principal Consultant London
  • Christine Meilton

    Principal Consultant London

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