Chinese secondary lead production, which was 14,821,500 tonnes over 2001-2016, accounts for 27% of total domestic lead production, which is below the global average.
Secondary lead production in Germany, for example, accounts for 65% of domestic output while 100% of US lead output is of secondary metal.
Still, Chinese production of secondary lead is growing, becoming better regulated and polluting less.
“Our secondary lead industry has made some progress but we need more improvement,” Liu said at the China Zinc and Lead Week in Shenzhen on Wednesday November 22.
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