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MB LEAD CONF: Zinc, lead prices need to increase to prevent lead deficit
March 28, 2014 - 14:36 GMT
The lead market could be in deficit in a few years’ time if zinc and lead prices do not rise to encourage new primary lead production, Sven Hjelmstedt, sales director at Boliden, said.
"We don't think smelter capacity will be an issue in the
lead market, especially in Europe, but we do think raw material
supply is going to be an issue," Hjelmstedt told delegates at
Metal Bulletin's 6th World Lead Conference in Sofia. The lead
market could be in deficit over the next few years...
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