SHANGHAI, Jun. 21 (SMM) – SHFE 1309 lead contract price gapped RMB 150/mt lower at RMB 13,915/mt on June 21 due to the 2% decline in LME lead prices overnight, a new low for the year. Later, as longs increased positions and shorts exited the market ahead of the weekend, SHFE lead moved up to RMB 14,005/mt before closing at RMB 13,980/mt, down RMB 15/mt. Trading volumes were down 324 lots t 178 lots, and positions were up 78 lots to 1,660 lots. The Shanghai/LME lead price ratio was 6.89 at the time of closing. Demand in spot lead markets remained sluggish and LME lead prices are unlikely to see uptick next week.