Battery scrap supply improves, but tags flat

Oct 10, 2012 | 12:46 PM | Daniel Fitzgerald

Tags  lead scrap prices, lead battery prices, spent lead-acid batteries, junk auto batteries, LME, zinc scrap prices, zinc, lead Daniel Fitzgerald

NEW YORK — The onset of colder weather has loosened the supply of spent lead-acid automotive batteries, according to lead scrap traders, although free-market prices have so far remained unchanged.

Whole auto batteries held steady at 43 to 45 cents per pound Tuesday, with scrap lead also unchanged at 77 to 78 cents per pound.

Cable lead widened to a range of 80 to 82 cents per pound from 80 to 81 cents previously.....

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