US lead consumption falls, zinc ticks up slightly: ILZSG

Sep 19, 2012 | 04:55 PM |

Tags  ILZSG, lead usage, zincl usage, zinc production, lead production

NEW YORK — U.S. lead usage continues to lag behind last year’s levels, while zinc usage has been "marginally higher," according to preliminary data from the International Lead and Zinc Study Group (ILZSG).

The Lisbon, Portugal-based organization said global lead metal production totaled 916,600 tonnes in July, putting the year-to-date total at 6.16 million tonnes, up 1 percent from the same period last year.....

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