Lead producers secure higher premiums in Europe for 2015 on tight scrap supply

European lead producers have secured higher premiums for 2015 compared with this year’s contracts, as a continued scrap supply shortage threatens the ability of secondary producers to keep output stable, sources told Metal Bulletin.

Secondary lead producers have been suffering over the past few years from high battery-scrap costs and overcapacity in the market, with the severity of the situation continuing to increase.



Chloe Smith

December 03, 2014

17:37 GMT