According to GlobalData, Mexico is the world’s fourth-largest producer of lead, with output of 265kt in 2022, down by 3.87% on 2021. Over the five years to 2021, production from Mexico increased by a CAGR of 3% and is expected to rise by a CAGR of 0.73% between 2022 and 2026. GlobalData uses proprietary data and analytics to provide a complete picture of this market in its Global Lead Mining to 2026 report. Buy the report here.
Mexico accounts for 6% of global production, with the other largest producers being China (43%), Australia (10%), the US (7%) and Peru (5%). Exports of lead from Mexico declined by 3.67% to 194kt in 2022 over 2021, with the highest share being exported to Australia. Mexico’s lead exports are expected to grow at a CAGR of 0.69% between 2022 and 2026, to 199kt by 2026.
Leading producers of lead in Mexico are Newmont, Industrias Penoles, Minera Frisco, Pan American Silver and Hecla Mining. Newmont's output was 80.29kt in 2021, down by 1% on 2020. Industrias Penoles produced 78.76kt, a decrease of 9%, and output from Minera Frisco was 15.95kt, an increase of 3% on the previous year.
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