Limited impact from typhoon on Guangdong’s lead industry

Some secondary lead smelters suspended. Lead-acid battery producers suspended for Sep 16-17 and would resume on Tuesday

11:45AM Sep 18, 2018

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SMM Secondary Lead-acid Battery Summit: Automobiles to grow lead consumption

China produced 16.1 million automobiles in Jan-Jul, up 3.52% from the corresponding period last year

03:37PM Sep 14, 2018

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Exclusive: China's base metals output in Aug

A roundup of China’s base metals output in Aug through SMM survey of major producers

06:26PM Sep 06, 2018

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Lead concentrate shortage to cap TCs in Hunan, Guangxi, Yunnan in Sept

As of Aug 31, TCs stood at 1,600-1,800 yuan/mt in Hunan, Yunnan and at 1,600-1,700 yuan/mt in Guangxi

05:03PM Sep 05, 2018

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Cautious sentiment, growing supplies to continue to lower lead prices

The SHFE October contract is likely to fall to a previous low of 18,500 yuan/mt

02:31PM Sep 05, 2018

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SMM Tin Summit: China's economic slowdown to continue

The slowdown in China’s economic growth is likely to continue, said Liang Zhonghua, senior macro strategist at Zhongtai Securities

05:17PM Aug 30, 2018

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Recovering supplies cap gains in SHFE lead prices

SHFE lead prices this week failed to continue their strong performance seen last week

04:44PM Aug 29, 2018

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Lower demand to further buoy lead concentrate TCs in Sept

TCs are likely to extend their increases in Sept as demand from smelters will slow down after they restocked in Aug

03:14PM Aug 28, 2018

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Secondary lead profits recover in growing market

Profits on secondary lead recovered to 200-300 yuan/mt as of Monday as lead prices surged

09:33AM Aug 28, 2018

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Thinner margins to further weigh on secondary lead supply 

Supplies of secondary lead are likely to tighten for the rest of Aug, as thinner margins erode production enthusiasm

06:26PM Aug 22, 2018

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