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

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Lead, Zinc & Tin Production Market Research Report | SIC C24.430 | May 2016

Lead footed: Revenue has contracted heavily, though a measure of future growth is anticipated

IBISWorld’s Lead, Zinc & Tin Production market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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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 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

Prospective industry entrants face very high barriers to entering the industry, including a lack of local feedstock. The mine output of lead is limited to a small volume of material extracted as a by-product of gold and fluorspar mining, tin production is still in its infancy as the only British tin mine has just reopened at the end of 2015 and there are no zinc mines at all. Becoming a lead, zinc or tin refiner would require either the purchase of an existing plant or the construction of a new refinery. The former option would depend on existing operators' willingness to sell facilities, while the latter would require a prospective entrant to both gain planning approval and persuade investors and/or bankers that new plants would be profitable. Neither option seems likely.

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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

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