Scrap lead battery prices nudge upwards

Jan 30, 2013 | 04:13 PM | Nathan Laliberte

Tags  lead scrap, zinc scrap, lead batteries, Nathan Laliberte

Free-market scrap lead battery prices have increased slightly as moderately higher demand weakens supply.

Smelters’ buying prices on whole spent lead-acid batteries moved to a range of 38 to 40 cents per pound Jan. 29 from 37 to 40 cents previously.

Prices are expected to rise through February, one buyer said.
“For the next 30 days, batteries should be in vogue,” the buyer said. “Typically, the manufacturers are producing batteries from September to February, with demand dropping off during the spring and summer months.” ....

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