Prices for lead scrap, remelt lead and cable lead delivered to smelters each increased by $2 per hundredweight on Tuesday February 27, while prices for whole lead-acid batteries delivered to smelters stepped up $1 per cwt on the higher end of the range to $44-46 per cwt, according to American Metal Market’s latest assessment.
Firm domestic demand and strong overseas competition
have put pressure on domestic prices over the last few weeks.
“The strong [London Metal Exchange] has keep exports high, particularly along the coastlines. The winter battery ‘kill’ in the Northeast and upper Midwest has generated a good amount of scrap batteries, but other areas of the country are starting to tighten,”...