Lead battery prices dip on availability

Oct 24, 2012 | 11:47 AM | Daniel Fitzgerald

Tags  lead scrap prices, lead battery prices, junk batteries, zinc scrap prices, LME, Daniel Fitzgerald

NEW YORK — Free-market junk auto battery prices have eased slightly as market participants report greater availability, although at least one consumer is continuing to pay up to 48 cents per pound delivered for the item.

Whole auto batteries widened to a range of 42 to 45 cents per pound from 43 to 45 cents. Scrap lead prices also fell to a range of 74 to 75 cents per pound from 77 to 78 cents, while cable lead dropped to a range of 78 to 80 cents per pound from 80 to 82 cents.....

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