According to GlobalData, Sweden is the world’s ninth-largest producer of lead, with output of 74kt in 2022, up by 6% on 2021. Over the five years to 2021, production from Sweden decreased by a CAGR of 0.39% and is expected to rise by a CAGR of 0.45% 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.

Sweden accounts for 2% of global production, with the other largest producers being China (43%), Australia (10%), the US (7%) and Mexico (6%). Exports of lead from Sweden increased by 4% to 53kt in 2022 over 2021, with the highest share being exported to the Netherlands. Sweden’s lead exports are expected to grow at a CAGR of 0.28% between 2022 and 2026, to 53kt by 2026.

Leading producers of lead in Sweden are Boliden and Lundin Mining. Boliden's output was 40.62kt in 2021, up by 1% on 2020. Lundin Mining produced 21.68kt, a decrease of 6% on the previous year.

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