Batteries defy trend in falling lead scrap mart

Mar 22, 2012 | 04:26 PM | Daniel Fitzgerald

Tags  lead batteries, lead scrap prices, London Metal Exchange, Daniel Fitzgerald

NEW YORK — Whole automotive lead battery prices gained a little ground Wednesday amid tight supply and strong demand.

Whole battery prices rose to 41 to 43 cents per pound, up 1 cent from a March 7 range of 40 to 42 cents per pound despite a decrease in primary lead prices on the London Metal Exchange that forced other lead scrap grades down by 3 cents per pound.....

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