Lead and zinc scrap prices hold steady

Aug 15, 2012 | 12:14 PM | Daniel Fitzgerald

Tags  lead scrap prices, lead battery prices, zinc scrap prices, junk batteries, zinc, lead, London Metal Exchange, Daniel Fitzgerald

NEW YORK — Free-market scrap lead battery prices were unchanged this week despite rumors of one consumer paying upwards of 49 cents per pound.

Whole auto batteries were unchanged at 43 to 45 cents per pound, while lead scrap was steady at 68 to 70 cents per pound.

The London Metal Exchange’s three-month lead price closed Wednesday’s official session at $1,850 per tonne (83.9 cents per pound), down 2.6 percent from $1,900 per tonne (86.2 cents per pound) at the start of the month.....

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