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Lead Price Forecasts

Energy & Metals Consensus Forecasts is the result of a comprehensive bi-monthly (6 times per year) survey of over 30 of the world’s most prominent commodity forecasters covering over 25 individual commodity price forecasts including lead.

The only publication of its kind, Energy & Metals Consensus Forecasts contains detailed individual analyst and average (mean) price forecasts for the next 10 quarters as well as the long-term outlook.

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The publication has many practical uses including commodity investment analysis, risk management, corporate planning, and budgeting. The commodities covered have been selected for their global appeal and traded on prominent futures markets such as the London Metal Exchange (LME), New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) and InterContinental Exchange (ICE). For example, the lead price forecasts below are based on LME cash prices for lead of 99.970% minimum purity.

Lead Price Forecasts From Survey of October 20, 2014
(US$/metric tonne)
Survey Date Spot Price US$2012/t Dec 14 Mar 15 Jun
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Sep 15 % Change from spot Dec 15 Mar 16 Jun 16 Sep 16 Dec 16
BofA Merrill Lynch 2100 2250 2535 2500 24.3% Download the sample issuebelow to see the complete table of forecasts, price charts, and written analysis.
China Int'l Capital Corp 2370 2410 2450 2470 22.8%
BNP Paribas 2120 2155 2265 2440 21.3%
UBS 2149 2260 2370 2425 20.5%
Investec 2099 2205 2205 2425 20.5%
Credit Suisse 2250 2300 2350 2400 19.3%
Macquarie Bank 2149 2200 2280 2339 16.3%
Wilson HTM 2249 2293 2315 2315 15.1%
CIMB Group 2250 2350 2400 2300 14.3%
Econ Intelligence Unit 2140 2200 2240 2300 14.3%
Societe Generale 2400 2400 2350 2300 14.3%
RBC Capital Markets 2255 2274 2274 2274 13.0%
Oxford Economics 2176 2208 2240 2268 12.7%
Prometeia 2146 2219 2204 2255 12.1%
Citigroup 2250 2250 2100 2250 11.8%
Deutsche Bank 2100 2250 2275 2250 11.8%
CPM Group 2210 2280 2235 2250 11.8%
Morgan Stanley 2116 2161 2205 2227 10.7%
BIPE 2145 2170 2190 2220 10.3%
Liberium Capital 2176 2204 2204 2204 9.5%
IHS Global Insight 2067 2132 2192 2203 9.5%
ANZ 2096 2125 2165 2190 8.9%
Capital Economics 2050 2125 2150 2150 6.9%
Commonwealth Bank 2094 2086 2049 2098 4.3%
Numis 2149 2149 2149 2094 4.1%
Euromonitor Int'l 2048 2041 2054 2064 2.6%
Consensus (Mean) 2167 2219 2248 2277 13.2%
High 2400 2410 2535 2500  
Low 2048 2041 2049 2064  
Standard Deviation 90 89 115 115  

The table above shows a portion of lead price forecasts taken from the October 2014 issue of Energy & Metals Consensus Forecasts. A complete sample issue of the publication, which also includes Consensus Forecasts™ for Aluminium, Copper, Nickel, Tin and Zinc, as well as ferrous and precious metals, can be downloaded in PDF format by clicking the link below and registering your details.


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