Scrap lead battery prices at 7-month low

Nov 07, 2012 | 11:43 AM | Daniel Fitzgerald

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

NEW YORK — Free-market junk lead-acid battery prices have dropped to their lowest level since March, as demand eases and supply increases as winter approaches.

Scrap auto batteries dropped to a range of 40 to 41 cents per pound from 42 to 45 cents previously, with the voracious demand exhibited from certain consumers over the past few months reported to have cooled.

"A couple of places that have been aggressive have filled up their warehouse space, so they’ve come off on their price," one buyer said.....

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