Lead scrap exports get boost from China, Canada

Oct 09, 2007 | 12:05 PM | Michael Marley

Stronger demand from smelters in China and Canada helped raise exports of lead scrap by almost 1,000 tons in July, a 10.4-percent increase from the previous month's pace.

Shipments rose to 10,321 short tons from 9,345 tons shipped offshore in June, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Commerce Department.

The July uptick pushed the pace of shipments to overseas buyers to 64,945 tons for the first seven months of this year, an 8-percent gain from 60,154 tons in January-to-July last year and close to 44 percent ahead of the 45,119 tons shipped to foreign buyers in the same seven-month span in 2005.....

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