SHANGHAI, Jul 23 (SMM) – Operating rates across licensed smelters of secondary lead in Jiangsu, Anhui, Henan and Guizhou averaged 61.47% in the week ended July 23, up 1.06 percentage points from the previous week, showed an SMM survey.
In Anhui, Tianchang further resumed production this week after the maintenance, and Dadao suspended production for maintenance due to equipment failures. Henan Jinli halted production for one day amid power curtailment. The overall operating rate was recovering.
Besides the sample companies, Tongliao Taiding in Inner Mongolia resumed production early this week, Xincheng Power in Henan started maintenance in the mid-week due to equipment problems, Anhui Dadao finished maintenance, and Henan Jinli resumed normal production. Operating rates are expected to further rise next week.