Lead is a soft, malleable, ductile, bluish-white, dense metallic element, extracted from galena and found in ore with zinc, silver and copper. 80 percent of modern lead usage is in the production of batteries. Lead is also often used to line tanks that store corrosive liquids and as a shield against X and gamma-ray radiation. The biggest producers of lead are Australia, China and USA, followed by Peru, Canada, Mexico, Sweden, Morocco, South Africa and North Korea. Lead Futures are available for trading in The London Metal Exchange (LME). The standard contact has a size of 25 tonnes. This page provides - Lead - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Lead - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2018.