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MB LEAD CONF: Zinc, lead prices need to increase to prevent lead deficit

March 28, 2014 - 14:36 GMT Location: London

KEYWORDS: lead , zinc , primary production , Boliden

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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