SHANGHAI, Nov 26 (SMM) – The average operating rate across primary lead smelters in Henan, Hunan and Yunnan provinces gained 2.6 percentage points from the previous week to 59.29% in the week ended November 26, an SMM survey showed.
The production in Henan stood stable. Henan Xinling increased the production to the full capacity, and Wanyang Co. completed the maintenance of crude lead production line last week. The production of refined lead was unaffected.
Shuikoushan in Hunan will complete the technical upgrade in December and resume the production at the end of December. Shuikoushan Zhihui increased production slightly after resumption. The environmental protection inspections only affected the crude lead production in Hunan, and the refined lead production was stable.
Yunnan Hongqian completed the restocking of raw materials and resumed the normal production. Guangdong Zhongjin Lingnan will start maintenance as planned in early December, which will last for about half a month.