Sluggish demand, CNY to lower Jan operating rates across secondary lead smelters

Rates are expected to average 47.78% in Jan, down 2.6 percentage points from Dec

Data Analysis

01:31:55PM Jan 29, 2019

Operating rate Lead Secondary lead
Stable supply, weaker consumption to weigh on SHFE lead

The most liquid SHFE lead contract posted a decline of 0.14% today

Smm Insight

06:34:28PM Jan 23, 2019

Market commentary Lead
Slack demand lowers 2018 operating rates across wire, cable producers

Rates averaged 81.73% in 2018, down 1.27 percentage points from 2017

Smm Insight

11:25:55AM Jan 07, 2019

Wire and cable Copper
Thin profits, sluggish consumption to lower Dec operating rates at secondary lead smelters

Output of secondary lead is estimated to come in at 140,600 mt in Dec, down some 3,000 mt from Nov

Smm Insight

04:25:19PM Dec 25, 2018

Operating rates Secondary lead Lead
SHFE lead falls below 18,000 yuan/mt as inventories climb

The most-traded SHFE February contract fell past 18,000 yuan/mt, a key psychologically-significant level, on Tuesday

Smm Insight

03:01:06PM Dec 25, 2018

Market commentary Lead
Weak demand, seaborne supplies buoy 2018 lead concentrate TCs despite tight supplies

TCs for domestic lead concentrate averaged 1,800 mt in Pb content as of Dec 1, up 44% from 1,250 yuan/mt on Jan 1, 2018

Smm Insight

10:59:48AM Dec 19, 2018

Lead Lead concentrate Treatment charges TCs
Annual targets drive primary lead smelters to operate at higher levels in Nov

Operating rates across Chinese primary lead smelters averaged 63.1% in Nov, up 2.28 percentage points from Oct

Data Analysis

03:42:13PM Dec 10, 2018

Operating rates Primary lead Lead
Lead-acid battery inventories across distributors climb for 1st time in 6 months

It took lead-acid battery distributors about 20.22 days to sell their products in Nov

Data Analysis

03:04:48PM Dec 10, 2018

Inventory data Lead Lead-acid battery
Exclusive: China's base metals output in Nov

This is a roundup of China's base metals output in Nov

Smm Insight

06:43:57PM Dec 07, 2018

Production data Copper Alumina Aluminium Nickel Nickel pig iron NPI Nickel sulphate Lead Zinc Tin
Nov lead output grows more than expected

China produced 265,000 mt of primary lead in Nov, up 3.74% month on month, but down 6.43% year on year

Smm Insight

02:21:08PM Dec 07, 2018

Production data Lead Primary lead
Sluggish demand, CNY to lower Jan operating rates across secondary lead smelters

Sluggish demand, CNY to lower Jan operating rates across secondary lead smelters

Rates are expected to average 47.78% in Jan, down 2.6 percentage points from Dec

01:31:55PM Jan 29, 2019

Data Analysis

Operating rate Lead Secondary lead
Stable supply, weaker consumption to weigh on SHFE lead

Stable supply, weaker consumption to weigh on SHFE lead

The most liquid SHFE lead contract posted a decline of 0.14% today

06:34:28PM Jan 23, 2019

Smm Insight

Market commentary Lead
Slack demand lowers 2018 operating rates across wire, cable producers

Slack demand lowers 2018 operating rates across wire, cable producers

Rates averaged 81.73% in 2018, down 1.27 percentage points from 2017

11:25:55AM Jan 07, 2019

Smm Insight

Wire and cable Copper
Thin profits, sluggish consumption to lower Dec operating rates at secondary lead smelters

Thin profits, sluggish consumption to lower Dec operating rates at secondary lead smelters

Output of secondary lead is estimated to come in at 140,600 mt in Dec, down some 3,000 mt from Nov

04:25:19PM Dec 25, 2018

Smm Insight

Operating rates Secondary lead Lead
SHFE lead falls below 18,000 yuan/mt as inventories climb

SHFE lead falls below 18,000 yuan/mt as inventories climb

The most-traded SHFE February contract fell past 18,000 yuan/mt, a key psychologically-significant level, on Tuesday

03:01:06PM Dec 25, 2018

Smm Insight

Market commentary Lead
Weak demand, seaborne supplies buoy 2018 lead concentrate TCs despite tight supplies

Weak demand, seaborne supplies buoy 2018 lead concentrate TCs despite tight supplies

TCs for domestic lead concentrate averaged 1,800 mt in Pb content as of Dec 1, up 44% from 1,250 yuan/mt on Jan 1, 2018

10:59:48AM Dec 19, 2018

Smm Insight

Lead Lead concentrate Treatment charges TCs
Annual targets drive primary lead smelters to operate at higher levels in Nov

Annual targets drive primary lead smelters to operate at higher levels in Nov

Operating rates across Chinese primary lead smelters averaged 63.1% in Nov, up 2.28 percentage points from Oct

03:42:13PM Dec 10, 2018

Data Analysis

Operating rates Primary lead Lead
Lead-acid battery inventories across distributors climb for 1st time in 6 months

Lead-acid battery inventories across distributors climb for 1st time in 6 months

It took lead-acid battery distributors about 20.22 days to sell their products in Nov

03:04:48PM Dec 10, 2018

Data Analysis

Inventory data Lead Lead-acid battery
Exclusive: China's base metals output in Nov

Exclusive: China's base metals output in Nov

This is a roundup of China's base metals output in Nov

06:43:57PM Dec 07, 2018

Smm Insight

Production data Copper Alumina Aluminium Nickel Nickel pig iron NPI Nickel sulphate Lead Zinc Tin
Nov lead output grows more than expected

Nov lead output grows more than expected

China produced 265,000 mt of primary lead in Nov, up 3.74% month on month, but down 6.43% year on year

02:21:08PM Dec 07, 2018

Smm Insight

Production data Lead Primary lead