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WBMS: World Lead Market In 14,100-Ton Surplus In Jan-June
Aug 18,2011 11:32CST
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The global lead market was in surplus by 14,100 metric tons in the first six months of 2011, the World Bureau of Metal Statistics said Wednesday.

LONDON, Aug 17, 2011 (Dow Jones) -- The global lead market was in surplus by 14,100 metric tons in the first six months of 2011, the World Bureau of Metal Statistics said Wednesday.

This compares with a surplus of 57,900 tons during the same period of 2010.

The WBMS said global lead mine production was 2.099 million tons, which was 8.3% above the total recorded for the first six months of 2010.

Total demand was about 11% higher in the first six months of the year, the WBMS said, although it didn't provide a figure.

Chinese apparent consumption was 2.201 million tons in January to June, it said, which was 412,000 tons above the comparable period in 2010.

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