SHANGHAI, Aug 6 (SMM) - Operating rates across primary lead smelters in Henan, Hunan and Yunnan provinces lost 2.03 percentage points from the previous week to 57.4% in the week ended August 6, showed an SMM survey.
In Henan, Xinling has not recovered from the power curtailment, and the production of refined lead decreased slightly. Wanyang’s output declined slightly due to the power rationing in end-July.
In Hunan, Yuteng suspended production due to the maintenance this week, and is expected to resume part of the production next week. Shuikoushan Jinxin maintained the halved production this week, and Shuikoushan Zhihui planned to reduce production by around 1,000 mt in August due to the power curtailment.
Anhui Tongguan will resume production this weekend after the maintenance.
Xing’an Silver Lead in Inner Mongolia may conduct maintenance in late August, before which it will maintain normal production.