The Copper, Silver, Lead and Zinc Manufacturing industry is expected to generate revenue of $7.62 billion in 2012-13. Although revenue is expected to grow by 6.8% that year, over the five years through 2012-13 lower prices are expected to yield an annualised fall of 4.7%.
The industry is expected to produce 490,000 tonnes of refined copper, 500,000 tonnes of refined zinc and 200,000 tonnes of refined lead in 2012-13. The production of lead bullion and refined silver is expected to amount to about 160,000 tonnes and 860 tonnes respectively. About 70.2% of industry output by value is exported, while imports are low.
Firms in this industry smelt or refine copper, silver, lead or zinc. They may also recover these metals from waste or scrap and produce sulphuric acid as a smelting by-product.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.