US lead scrap cable, lead scrap battery prices rise

Lead and zinc scrap prices remained relatively steady in the United States in the first half of January, but a combination of strained supply and firming lead prices on the London Metal Exchange gave battery prices a boost.

“It hasn’t been terribly cold, so there aren’t many batteries coming back in,” one US-based consumer said, noting that with supply tightening, prices have increased. “They’re having to push prices to get some material.” Fastmarkets assessed the lead scrap whole...


Jenny Stewart

January 15, 2020

22:50 GMT

New York