Metal Bulletin Rotterdam 3N7 lead premiums were $40 per tonne on Tuesday
, up from $26.67 per tonne at the start of the month as inventories available on the London Metal Exchange dropped by 6.3% during the same period.
Premiums for 4N lead
, used primarily in battery production, are being offered as high as $80 per tonne, reflecting the thin availability in Europe, sources told Metal Bulletin last week.
“My gut feeling...