Spent lead battery prices steady

Dec 19, 2012 | 03:44 PM | Daniel Fitzgerald

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

NEW YORK — Scrap lead battery tags were stable this week amid steady demand and supply, although further price drops could force more units into the export market, traders said.

Junk auto batteries were unchanged at 36 to 38 cents per pound, with many consumers forecasting further price drops in the near future as cold weather increases domestic supply.

One consumer said his company was currently quoting at 36 cents per pound, but "we’ll be moving that down again on the first of the month to 35 cents."....

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