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U.S. CONSUMPTION OF LEAD, BY PRODUCT1
(Metric tons, lead content)-
 
SIC2 code   Product   2011   2012
    Metal products:
3482   Ammunition, shot and bullets 75,100 r 73,900
    Bearing metals:
35   Machinery except electrical W W
371   Motor vehicles and equipment W W
37   Other transportation equipment W   W
    Total 1,150 1,090
3351   Brass and bronze, billets and ingots 1,620 1,300
36   Cable covering, power and communication (3) (3)
15   Calking lead, building construction (3)   (3)
    Casting metals:
36   Electrical machinery and equipment- W W
371   Motor vehicles and equipment W W
37   Other transportation equipment W W
3443   Nuclear radiation shielding W   W
    Total 16,000 r 16,700
    Pipes, traps, other extruded products:
15   Building construction 6,110 r 6,240
3443   Storage tanks, process vessels, etc. (4) (4)
    Total 6,110 r 6,240
    Sheet lead:
15   Building construction 1,680 r 3,570
3443   Storage tanks, process vessels, etc. W W
3693   Medical radiation shielding W W
    Total 7,170 r 7,390
    Solder:
15   Building construction W W
    Metal cans and shipping containers W W
367   Electronic components, accessories and other electrical equipment 6,120 6,220
371   Motor vehicles and equipment W W
    Total 6,170 r 6,280
    Storage batteries:
3691   Storage battery grids, post, etc. 417,000 r 449,000
3691   Storage battery oxides 837,000 r 745,000
    Total storage batteries 1,250,000 r 1,190,000
27   Type metal, printing and allied industries (3) (3)
34   Other metal products5 23,100 r 18,500
    Grand total 1,390,000 r 1,330,000
    Other oxides:
285   Paint W W
32   Glass and ceramics products W W
28   Other pigments and chemicals W   W
    Total 9,760 9,740
    Miscellaneous uses 14,300   20,000
    Grand total   1,410,000 r 1,360,000
rRevised. W Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data; included in appropriate totals.
1Data are rounded to no more than three significant digits; may not add to totals shown.
2Standard Industrial Classification.
3Included with -Metal products: Other metal products- to avoid disclosing company proprietary data.
4Included with -Metal products: Sheet lead: Building construction- to avoid disclosing company proprietary data.
5Includes lead consumed in foil, collapsible tubes, annealing, galvanizing, plating, electrowinning, and fishing
weights.

Source: United States Geological Survey Mineral Resources Program

See also: Mineral commodity prices


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