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SMM Expects Lead Prices to Decline in June on Growing Supply
May 27,2015 16:36CST
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Lead prices are set for a decline in June as lead supply will grow after smelters reopen, SMM predicts.

SHANGHAI, May 27 (SMM) – Lead prices are set for a decline in June as lead supply will grow after smelters reopen, SMM predicts.

Lead market started a rally in late March aided by output cuts and improving consumption, but resumed its downward track lately as demand waned and SHFE lead trading volumes declined.

Now that most primary lead smelters have completed maintenance operations and lead-acid battery market remains in an offseason, lead prices will come under downward pressure in June, SMM research team holds.

Some primary lead smelters have restarted operation from maintenance, such as Nanfang Nonferrous Metals and Chengyuan Nonferrous Metals, with more expected in early June, SMM learned.

The supply tightness in Shanghai which had bolster local spot lead prices recently will ease as well with goods from Guangdong flowing in.

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