Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Lead, Zinc and Tin Production industry is expected to generate revenue of £764.2 million in 2013-14, compared with £692.6 million in 2008-09 (yielding a compound annual growth rate of 2.0%). The five-year period has been characterised by large swings in industry revenue, reflecting unprecedented shifts in the world price for lead, arising from the global financial crisis. Industry revenue is expected to expand by 1.3% in 2013-14 as the industry stabilises after an inconsistent and uncertain period. The next five years will prove even more difficult. Flat production and falling prices (in British pounds and after adjustment for inflation) are expected to result in industry revenue falling at a compound annual rate of 1.6%... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The location of the Lead, Zinc and Tin Production industry reflects historical trends. The current refining operations have been established at their current locations for many years. Those sites were originally selected either because of proximity to upstream markets (mines) or for access to nearby port facilities. Proximity to mines is important as it improves supply chain efficiency and lowers the cost of transportation. Proximity to ports is also desirable for supply chain efficiency, but it also allows producers to export to overseas markets more efficiently.
The South East is home to the UK's only producer of primary refined lead, Xstrata, which has operations located in Northfleet, on the Thames estuary... purchase to read more