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Lead Recovered From Scrap Processed In The United States, By Kind Of Scrap And Form Of Recovery

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TABLE 4
LEAD RECOVERED FROM SCRAP PROCESSED IN THE UNITED STATES,-
BY KIND OF SCRAP AND FORM OF RECOVERY1-
(Metric tons, lead content, unless otherwise specified)
 
      2009   2010
Kind of scrap:  
New scrap:  
Lead-base-   20,100 22,600
Copper-base   NA NA
Tin-base   1,530   1,530
Total-   21,600   24,100
Old scrap:  
Battery-lead-   1,040,000 1,070,000
All other lead-base-   47,400 42,900
Copper-base-   NA NA
Total-   1,090,000   1,110,000
Grand total   1,110,000   1,140,000
Form of recovery:  
As soft lead-   960,000 962,000
In antimonial lead-   151,000 175,000
In other lead alloys-   (3) (3)
In copper-base alloys-   NA   NA
Total:  
Quantity   1,110,000 1,140,000
Value2 thousands   $2,130,000   $2,730,000
NA Not available.--
1Data are rounded to no more than three significant digits; may not add to totals shown.
2Value based on average quoted price of common lead.
3Included with -As soft lead.-

Source: United States Geological Survey Mineral Resources Program

See also: Mineral commodity prices


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