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Global Lead Mining to 2020

  • January 2017
  • 54 pages
  • GlobalData
Report ID: 2569690


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Global Lead Mining to 2020


Global lead reserves were 88.7 Million tonnes (Mt) as of January 2016, with Australia accounting for the largest share with 35Mt or 39.5% of the total, followed by China, Russia, Peru, Mexico, the US, India, Poland, Bolivia, Sweden. Collectively these top 10 countries accounted for 94.6% of the global lead metal reserves.
Global lead mine production is set to grow from 4.57 Million tonnes (Mt) to around 5 Mt by 2020, representing a compound annual growth rate of 2.1%. This can be attributed to the various upcoming lead projects located across Mexico, Russia and Australia.

According to Cliff Smee, Mining Research Specialist - “A major driver of demand for lead is the global automobile industry. Lead is predominantly used in manufacturing lead-acid batteries which are widely consumed in automobiles, and in 2015 global automobile production were 90.7 Million units including, 68.5 Million cars and 22.2 Million commercial vehicles.”

Having said the above, still the global lead mine (or metal content in the ore) production plunged 7.8% to 4.6Mt as production from China declined by a substantial 25.2%, followed by Australia (10.6%) and the US (5.5%). China however stood as the largest producer of lead during the same year; Australia and the US were the second and third largest respectively which was followed by Peru and Mexico among the top five.

The report “Global Lead Mining to 2020” contains an overview of the global lead mining industry together with the key growth factors and restraints affecting the industry.

In particular, this report provides the following analysis -
- Provides information about reserves, production, consumption, prices, major exporting and importing countries, competitive landscape and major active, exploration and development projects.
- This report helps to understand the global lead mining industry, the relevant drivers and restraining factors, reserves, historic and forecast production, consumption, prices, major exporting and importing countries.

Companies mentioned in this report: Glencore Plc, BHP Billiton Ltd, The Doe Run Company, Hindustan Zinc Ltd.


- Information on global lead reserves by country, reserves by major operating mines and lead grade.
- Historic and forecast lead mine production, lead metal consumption and price data from 2000 to 2020.
- Comprehensive information of major operating lead mines in Asia-Pacific (APAC), Europe, Oceania, Middle East and Africa (MEA), South and Central America (SCA), North America (NA) and Former Soviet Union (FSU)
- Comprehensive information of major exploration and development lead projects in APAC, Europe, Oceania, MEA, SCA, NA and FSU.
- Obtain various factors affecting the global lead industry and demand for the commodity.
- Company profile, including company overview, business description and information on current and upcoming lead projects.

Reasons to buy

- Get an overview of global lead reserves and bifurcation by country, selected operating mines and lead grade.
- Obtain historic (2000-2015) and forecast data on lead mine production, lead metal consumption and prices to 2020.
- Identify various factors that drive and affect the lead demand.
- Information about various active, exploration and upcoming lead projects with bifurcation by region.
- Identify and understand various companies operating in the global lead mining industry with complete profile and business description.

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