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Lead, Zinc & Tin Production in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Lead, Zinc & Tin Production Market Research Report | SIC C24.430 | Jun 2017

Leading future: Rising lead prices and the weak pound are expected to support revenue

IBISWorld’s Lead, Zinc & Tin Production market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Eco-Bat Technologies Ltd Eco-Bat Technologies Ltd market share
Glencore Xstrata plc Glencore Xstrata plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Annual Growth 18-23
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Revenue declines were caused by changes in the world price of lead and shifting demand
  • The sharp fall in the value of the pound following the EU referendum supported export growth
  • The depreciation of the pound is expected to inflate the price of US dollar-denominated inputs
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Producing lead, zinc and tin involves recovering these metals from ore and scrap, and then refining them. The United Kingdom does not have any zinc mines and modern tin mining only commenced in 2015. Lead mining in the United Kingdom is also relatively limited. Over the past five years, operators purchased these metals on global markets and processed them into semi-manufactured goods like alloys, foil and wire. This makes the industry vulnerable to volatility in world markets, something from which operators are keen to insulate themselves wherever possible. Technological advances and recent exploratory digs seem to suggest that previously inaccessible or untapped domestic zinc and tin reserves could be reached. This could revolutionise the industry in the near future... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Lead, Zinc and Tin Production industry has a moderate level of capital intensity. The industry's capital-to-labour ratio of 1:4.05 suggests that for every £1.00 invested in capital, the industry spends £4.05 on labour. This demonstrates that the industry is dependent on machinery.

The production process requires machinery support at each stage, leaving oversight roles for most employees. The metal refining process involves flotation, filtering, roasting, blasting and refining. At each of these stages different equipment and heavy duty machinery is needed. High investment into machinery is required, because workers are unable to carry out necessary tasks without mechanical support. Increased automation has bolstered industry efficiency in recent years.

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Additional Insights for the Lead, Zinc & Tin Production Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Lead, Zinc & Tin Production Industry are

  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Upstream vertical integration (ownership links)
  • Access to secure revenues
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as World price of lead and Downstream demand from manufacturing in the Lead, Zinc & Tin Production industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Lead, Zinc & Tin Production Industry?

    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.

    Industry Products
    Refined unwrought leadLead plates, sheets and stripsZinc and tin productsAlloys
    Industry Activities
    Producing lead, zinc and tin from oresSalvaging lead, zinc and tin from scrap and refining itManufacturing basic lead, zinc and tin productsProducing wire and tinfoil Producing alloys of lead, zinc and tin

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • World price of lead
  • Downstream demand from manufacturing
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Demand from residential building construction
  • Current Performance
  • Inputs and mining activity
  • Lead lined
  • Global demand
  • Industry consolidation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Solid conditions
  • Trade flows
  • New ventures
  • Table: Lead, Zinc & Tin Production Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Lead, Zinc & Tin Production Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Residential Building Construction
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electricity Supply
  • Machinery Repair & Maintenance
  • Mining, Quarrying & Construction Machinery Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Refined unwrought lead
  • Lead plates, sheets and strips
  • Alloys
  • Zinc and tin products
  • Chart: Lead, Zinc & Tin Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Exports
  • Battery manufacturers
  • Construction firms
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Lead, Zinc & Tin Production Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation and utilities
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Lead, Zinc & Tin Production
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Lead, Zinc & Tin Production Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Britannia Refined Metals Ltd
    Eco-Bat Technologies Ltd
  • Table: Britannia Refined Metals Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Eco-Bat Technologies Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Lead, Zinc & Tin Production Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Lead, Zinc & Tin Production Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • A metallic compound that contains two or more metals.
  • Fluorspar
  • The mineral form of calcium fluoride, which has ornamental uses.
  • Lead Bullion
  • Smelted lead that contains some impurities and may also contain other metals such as silver.
  • Refining
  • The process of purification, which leaves the substance in a pure and usable form.
  • Unwrought Lead
  • Lead that has not been worked on or shaped.

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