Lead: United States

This report forecasts US lead demand and production in metric tons of lead content to 2019. Total demand is segmented by application in terms of: batteries, metal products, and other applications. Lead production is provided in the following terms: mine, primary refinery, and secondary refinery.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand and the various demand and production segments are provided in annual series from 2004 to 2014. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, trade, global mined lead production, and environmental and regulatory factors. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines applications and production, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each application segment and production category over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing to serve US demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 23-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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