Producing lead, zinc and tin involves recovering these metals from ore and scrap, and then refining them. Over the five years through 2015-16, industry revenue is expected to rise at a compound annual rate of 0.9%. However, this growth rates hides considerable variation in the figures, with industry revenue increasing by 12.8% in 2011-12 but falling by 6% in the following year. Revenue is expected to rise by 0.6% to £799.4 million in 2015-16. Revenue fluctuations were predominantly caused by changes in the world price of lead and changeable downstream demand from key markets.
Firms in this industry refine lead, zinc and tin, and recover these metals from scrap. They then produce unwrought, semi-manufactured products, including wire and foil.
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.