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Lead

The primary use of lead is in motor vehicle batteries, but it is also used in cable sheathing, shot for ammunition and alloying. Lead in chemical form is used in alloys, glass and plastics. Lead is widely recycled, with secondary production accounting in recent years for approximately half of total supply.

The following graph sets forth for the periods indicated by the London Metal Exchange the prices of lead in U.S. dollars per pound.

 

  
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