SHANGHAI, Aug 6 (SMM) – Operating rates across licensed smelters of secondary lead in Jiangsu, Anhui, Henan and Guizhou averaged 64.50% in the week ended August 6, up 0.05 percentage point from the previous week, showed an SMM survey.
Anhui Dadao’s production increased after partly resuming operation from the maintenance, and Henan Jinli’s production was slowed down due to the power curtailments.
Besides the sample companies, the output of some regions in Jiangxi declined amid the power restrictions, and the purchase of lead-acid battery scrap tightened in the pandemic. Some smelters in Inner Mongolia suspended production.
Anhui Dadao will continue to resume production next week, and some regions in Hebei are expected to raise production in the peak season of consumption. The operating rates of secondary lead smelters are likely to rise.