Junk battery prices continue to slide

Sep 04, 2013 | 04:10 PM | Nathan Laliberte

Tags  whole junk batteries, Mexico scrap imports, Exide Technologies, lead, lead prices, battery prices, Nathan Laliberte

NEW YORK — Whole spent lead-acid battery prices edged lower as market players continued to react to a recent surge in U.S. supply.

Prices stood at 34 to 36 cents per pound Sept. 3, down from 34 to 37 cents Aug. 27.

Sources attributed the supply glut to multiple factors, including high temperatures in June and July and delayed exports.Troubled battery maker Exide Technologies Inc. also contributed to recent price volatility, sources said, largely due to rumors that the Milton, Ga.-based company had exited the market....

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