SHANGHAI, Aug 20 (SMM) - Operating rates across primary lead smelters in Henan, Hunan and Yunnan provinces gained 6 percentage points from the previous week to 59.4% in the week ended August 20, showed an SMM survey.
In Henan, Shibin, Yongning Gold Lead, and Wanyang resumed production after the power curtailment. Jinli recovered crude lead smelting and maintained normal production of refined lead.
Yongxing Zhongde in Hunan recovered production as the power rationing ended last week.
Yunnan Hongqian reduced production slightly for the maintenance next week. Another smelter in Yunnan resumed production this week. The production and supply of crude lead was suspended due to the accident in Chihong (Hulunbuir), but Chihong Yunnan still maintained normal production this week.
Anhui Tongguan resumed production as planned this week.