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Antaike's output report on refined lead in March 2021

2021-04-16 16:26:48

Beijing, Apr. 13 (Antaike)--Antaike’s lead output statistic covers 34 primary lead companies and 41 secondary lead companies, concerning 3.49Mt of primary lead capacity and 4.39Mtpy of secondary lead capacity. They produced 1.091Mt of refined lead in Jan-Mar 2021, up 17.1% year on year, and March output was 383kt, rising 14.7% year on year and 54kt month on month, of which primary lead output was 206kt, up 0.5% year on year and 9kt month on month, secondary lead output was 177kt, up 34.1% year on year and 45kt month on month, accounting for 46.2% of the total refined lead output.


Inventory at major primary lead smelters was 21kt in early April, falling 1.7kt compared with early March.


TC for homemade ore decreased to 1,950 yuan/t, down 50-100 yuan/t. Lead concentrate supply was tight and there was 200 yuan/t of price quotation difference of some lead smelters.


In April, primary lead smelters were in regular maintenance: smelters in Yunnan, Qinghai and Henan will conduct maintenance gradually, but secondary lead output will continue to increase, which will make up the deduction of primary lead output, but increment will be contracted due to the environmental protection inspection in Guizhou, Anhui, etc.


It is estimated April output will rise 5kt month on month to 390kt.

                                            Antaike refined lead output


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