SHANHGAI, Aug 27 (SMM) – Operating rates across primary lead smelters in Henan, Hunan and Yunnan provinces gained 2.19 percentage points from the previous week to 61.6% in the week ended August 27, showed an SMM survey.
In Henan, Wanyang slightly increased production as planned this week, and Xinling resumed normal production, with a slight increase in the refined lead output. Yunnan Hongqian finished the restocking of raw materials, and cancelled maintenance to maintain production. Anhui Tongguan fully recovered production. The operating rates of primary lead in Yunnan and Hunan stood largely unchanged after the recovery from power curtailment. Xing’an Silver and Lead in Inner Mongolia started maintence in the mid-week, which is expected to last about 25 days. The production decreased slightly this week.