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Lead Ore and Concentrate Producers May Face Higher Operating Costs Due to Regulatory Changes

RnRMarketResearch.com adds Global Lead Mining to 2020 market research report that says Lead ore and concentrate producers are expected to face higher operating costs due to regulatory changes that are likely to come into effect in 2017 to reduce lead emissions.

The Global Lead Mining to 2020 industry report says lead poisoning in China has led to a number of deaths. Around 20 major lead pollution cases were recorded, with occurrences of poisoning particularly high around smelting and lead-acid battery manufacturing units. Considering that China is a major producer and consumer of lead, suspended particulate matter resulting from use of heavy metals such as lead is a major cause of concern with Henan, Yunnan, Shaanxi, and Hunan being the worst affected provinces. The problem is high on the Chinese agenda and under its 12th five-year plan (2011-2015), the government has initiated measures to reduce the use of heavy metals by taking stringent action on companies that fail to adopt proper environmental and safety standards.

China accounted for around 55% of global mine production in 2013, according to USGS, followed by Australia with 13%, the US with 6%, Peru with 5%, Mexico with 4%, and India, Russia and Bolivia with 2% each. Other producing countries include Sweden, Poland, South Africa, Ireland and Canada. China was the leading producer with 3Mt of lead mine production in 2013. According to the USGS, the primary producing provinces are Henan, Jiangsu, Yunnan, Shaanxi, Jiangxi, Guangxi Guangdong, Anhui, Gansu, Hunan and Inner Mongolia.

The global market for lead is underpinned by developments in the automobile market and infrastructure sector, which includes power generation and transmission and telecommunication sectors. Globally, lead is mined in more than 50 countries. In 2013, lead mine production was 5.4Mt, up by 7.6% from 2012 with China, Australia, the US, Peru and Mexico having a combined share of 83% of global lead mine production. The Global Lead Mining to 2020 report comprehensively covers the world's historic data on global reserves, and historic and forecast data for global lead production and consumption to 2020, and major exporting and importing nations. The report also includes drivers and restraints affecting the industry, profiles of major lead mining companies and information on the major active, exploration and development projects.

Key Highlights from Global Lead Mining to 2020 Market Report:

  • Global reserves of lead at the end of 2013 measured 88.7 million tonnes (Mt), with Australia, China, Russia, and Peru collectively accounting for 75.3% of the global total.
  • In 2012, around 56% of refined lead production was derived from recycling of scrap batteries, while 44% was from new mine production. Global lead consumption accounted for 21% of global base metal consumption in 2012.
  • Upcoming projects with combined reserves of 50Mt are scheduled to commence operations during 2015-2017.
  • Lead occurs mainly in sedimentary exhalative, Mississippi Valley-type and volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits.

Companies like Glencore PLC, BHP Billiton Ltd, The Doe Run Company and Hindustan Zinc Ltd are discussed in this worldwide lead mining market research report available for purchase at http://www.rnrmarketresearch.com/contacts/purchase?rname=250351.

List of Tables

Table 1: Global Lead Mining - Lead Reserves by Country (Million Tonnes), 2013 7
Table 2: Global Lead Mining - Lead Mine Production (Thousand Tonnes), 2000-2020 9
Table 3: Global Lead Mining - Major Active Mines (APAC), 2014 13
Table 4: Global Lead Mining - Major Active Mines (MEA), 2014 14
Table 5: Global Lead Mining - Major Active Mines (SCA), 2014 14
Table 6: Global Lead Mining - Major Active Mines (North America), 2014 15
Table 7: Global Lead Mining - Major Active Mines (Europe), 2014 16
Table 8: Global Lead Mining - Major Exploration Projects (APAC), 2014 17
Table 9: Global Lead Mining - Major Exploration Projects (MEA), 2014 18
Table 10: Global Lead Mining - Major Exploration Projects (SCA), 2014 18
Table 11: Global Lead Mining - Major Exploration Projects (North America), 2014 19
Table 12: Global Lead Mining - Major Exploration Projects (Europe), 2014 19
Table 13: Global Lead Mining - Major Development Projects (APAC), 2014 20
Table 14: Global Lead Mining - Major Development Projects (MEA), 2014 21
Table 15: Global Lead Mining - Major Development Projects (SCA), 2014 21
Table 16: Global Lead Mining - Major Development Projects (North America), 2014 22
Table 17: Global Lead Mining - Major Development Projects (Europe), 2014 22
Table 18: Global Lead Mining - Lead Metal Consumption (Thousand Tonnes), 2000-2020 24
Table 19: Global Lead Mining - Glencore Plc , Major Projects, 2014 30
Table 20: Global Lead Mining - BHP Billiton Ltd , Major Projects, 2014 31
Table 21: Global Lead Mining - The Renco Group, Inc. , Major Projects, 2014 32
Table 22: Global Lead Mining - Hindustan Zinc Ltd, Major Projects, 2014 33

List of Figures

Figure 1: Global Lead Mining - Lead Mine Production (Thousand Tonnes), 2000-2020
Figure 2: Global Lead Mining - Lead Mine Production by Country (%) , 2013
Figure 3: World Nominal Lead Prices (US$/tonne), 2002-2013
Figure 4: World Nominal Forecast Lead Prices (US$/tonne), 2013*-2020
Figure 5: Global Lead Mining - Lead Metal Consumption (Thousand Tonnes), 2000-2020
Figure 6: Global Lead Mining - Global Consumption by End-Use, 2012
Figure 7: Global Lead Mining - Global Refined Lead Demand by Region, 2012
Figure 8: Global Lead Mining - Major Exporting Countries (%), 2013
Figure 9: Global Lead Mining - Major Importing Countries (%), 2013

Explore more reports on the mining industry at http://www.rnrmarketresearch.com/reports/energy-power/mining.

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