World - Lead - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends And Insights
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Article Publishing Date: Feb 18, 2022

Lead Prices to Drop 5% in 2022 on Boosted Recycling in China

IndexBox has just published a new report: 'World - Lead - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights'. Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

Refined lead prices jumped by 21% y/y to $2,200 per tonne in 2021 on boosting demand for car batteries. This year, prices are forecast to drop by 5% due to an expected increase in lead supply.

The annual average lead price is expected to drop by approx. 5% y/y to $2,100 per this year. After a drop in 2021, global lead supply is expected to rise, primarily due to the increased output of lead-containing by-products from zinc mines and boosting recycling in China. Transition to electric cars with nickel-lithium accumulators and falling demand for gas-powered vehicles should lead to a decrease in demand for lead batteries and, as a consequence, for the metal as well. Rising supply coupled with lower demand should ease lead prices this year.

Limited supply combined with surging demand for lead-acid accumulators led to a spike in lead price last year. According to World Bank and USGS data, the annual price for the refined lead soared by 20.6% y/y to $2,200 per tonne in 2021. The reason was that global lead production decreased by 2% y/y to 4.3M tonnes owing to the closure of several secondary smelters, including one in South Carolina, the U.S. At the same time, the need for lead accumulators increased significantly during that time due to booming used car sales and old battery replacement.

Global Lead Exports

Global lead exports reduced to 2.6M tonnes in 2020, shrinking by -7.1% on the year before. In value terms, supplies totalled $5.1B (IndexBox estimates).

South Korea (327K tonnes) and Australia (297K tonnes) represented the largest exporters of lead across the globe, together making up 24% of total volume. It was followed by Canada (185K tonnes), the UK (177K tonnes), India (167K tonnes), Germany (127K tonnes) and Belgium (116K tonnes), together mixing up a 30% share of total exports. Kazakhstan (109K tonnes), Russia (94K tonnes), Bulgaria (87K tonnes), Sweden (78K tonnes), Poland (67K tonnes) and Japan (58K tonnes) took a minor share of total supplies.

In value terms, the largest lead supplying countries worldwide were South Korea ($650M), Australia ($617M) and the UK ($385M), together accounting for 32% of global exports. Canada, India, Germany, Belgium, Bulgaria, Russia, Sweden, Poland, Japan and Kazakhstan lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 40%.

Japan doubled the value of exports in 2020, while shipments for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Top Lead Importers Worldwide

In 2020, the U.S. (383K tonnes), followed by India (246K tonnes), Vietnam (237K tonnes), Germany (178K tonnes), the Czech Republic (164K tonnes), the UK (154K tonnes), South Korea (140K tonnes) and Turkey (134K tonnes) were the major importers of lead, together generating 59% of total volume. The following importers - Spain (119K tonnes), Thailand (91K tonnes), Taiwan (Chinese) (87K tonnes), Italy (77K tonnes) and Poland (69K tonnes) - together made up 16% of total supplies.

Source: IndexBox Platform

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the global lead market. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.


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1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
CONSUMPTION BY COUNTRY
3.3
MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.4
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. GLOBAL PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
7.2
PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY
8. GLOBAL IMPORTS

The Largest Importers on The Market and How They Succeed

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2021
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. GLOBAL EXPORTS

The Largest Exporters on The Market and How They Succeed

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2021
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

11. COUNTRY PROFILES

The Largest Markets And Their Profiles

United States
China
Japan
Germany
United Kingdom
France
Brazil
Italy
Russian Federation
India
Canada
Australia
Republic of Korea
Spain
Mexico
Indonesia
Netherlands
Turkey
Saudi Arabia
Switzerland
Sweden
Nigeria
Poland
Belgium
Argentina
Norway
Austria
Thailand
United Arab Emirates
Colombia
Denmark
South Africa
Malaysia
Israel
Singapore
Egypt
Philippines
Finland
Chile
Ireland
Pakistan
Greece
Portugal
Kazakhstan
Algeria
Czech Republic
Qatar
Peru
Romania
Vietnam
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2021
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2021
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2018–2021
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 6:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 7:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 8:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2021
Table 9:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 10:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 11:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2021
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2021
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2021
Figure 4:
Market Forecast To 2030
Figure 5:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 6:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 7:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 8:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 9:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 10:
Exports And Growth
Figure 11:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 12:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 13:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 14:
Imports And Growth
Figure 15:
Import Prices
Figure 16:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 17:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 18:
Production, By Country, 2021
Figure 19:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 20:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 21:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2021
Figure 23:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 24:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 25:
Import Prices, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 26:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 27:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2021
Figure 29:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 30:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 31:
Export Prices, 2007–2021
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