Lead, zinc global demand moves higher: ILZSG

Dec 18, 2013 | 01:35 PM | Daniel Fitzgerald

Tags  ILZSG, International Lead and Zinc Study Group, lead, zinc, Daniel Fitzgerald

NEW YORK — Global demand for lead metal and refined zinc increased in the first 10 months of 2013 compared with the same period last year, and both markets were in deficit, according to the latest data from the International Lead and Zinc Study Group (ILZSG).

Global lead usage totaled 932,100 tonnes in October, putting the year-to-date total at nearly 8.94 million tonnes, up 5.4 percent from 8.45 million tonnes the first 10 months of 2012. The year-to-date increase was driven mainly by higher demand in the United States (up 18.5 percent), South Korea....

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