Lead

Each publication contains detailed individual analyst and average (mean) price forecasts for the next 8 quarters, as well as the long-term outlook for the upcoming 10 year period. This is complemented with in-depth graphical and written analysis.

In addition, Energy and Metals Consensus Forecasts features a closer look at changes in the macroeconomic outlook in the world’s major economies, and a selection of currency forecasts taken from our Foreign Exchange Consensus Forecasts publication.

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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).

Forecast Coverage for Lead

Lead is a soft, highly dense metal recognised for its low melting point and resistance to corrosion. Lead is closely related to zinc, since the two base metals are often mined together. Lead is primarily used in the production of car batteries. The forecasts featured in our publication are based on:
  • Lead LME cash price - Lead of 99.970% minimum purity, fob.

Lead Price History

The chart below illustrates the trend in Lead prices since January 2011, measured in US$/T.
Historical Price Chart for Lead

Consensus Forecasts for Lead

The sample table below has been extracted from our November 2016 survey, showing individual and consensus price forecasts for Lead. The publication includes forecasts for more than 30 other commodities, and the accompanying Excel file includes individual panellist forecasts for all commodities featured in Energy and Metals Consensus Forecasts.

Lead Price Forecasts

Lead and Coverage of Other Commodities

A complete sample issue of the publication, which also includes Consensus Forecasts™ for Zinc and Lithium, as well as ferrous, non-ferrous and precious metals, can be downloaded by clicking below. If you have any questions, please contact us at Consensus Economics.