SHANGHAI, Sep 3 (SMM) – Operating rates across primary lead smelters in Henan, Hunan and Yunnan provinces dipped 0.08 percentage point from the previous week to 61.55% in the week ended September 3, showed an SMM survey.
Henan Shibin plans to slightly increase production in September to make up for the reduced output in the power curtailment. Shuikoushan Jinxin slightly raised production as planned. A smelter in Gejiu, Yunnan suspended production due to the tight supply of crude lead. Xing'an Silver and Lead in Inner Mongolia started maintenance and basically had no output this week.