Lead stands for a soft malleable, ductile, bluish-white and dense metallic element obtained from galena. It is resistant to corrosion and has low electrical conductivity. Lead is especially useful in the manufacturing of electrical batteries. Besides, it is widely consumed by building and construction industries. Lead is utilized in containers and pipes for paints, corrosives, bullets, radiation shielding, etc.
China is ranked first in terms of the lead production. It is followed by Australia, the USA, Peru, Canada, and Mexico. The lead production as well as demand is showing substantial growth, with the highest consumption increase seen in developing economies. In 2010, the global production of lead outnumbered 9.5 million tonnes and climbed to 10 million tonnes a year later.
The research reports in this Catalogue contain comprehensive data on the lead market. The reports cover information about the main and minor market participants and analyses of the economic environment. On top of that, the research studies include examination of the market competition, industry igniters and restrains, possible market developments ways.
International Trade in Lead Ores and Concentrates: Trends and Prospects
The reports examine global lead ores and concentrates market trends (historical, current and forecast) with respect to international trade including lead ores and concentrates global trade dynamics, exports/imports by geography, leading suppliers and consumers, average prices.