Lead recycling in the U.S. 2005-2018

This statistic shows the volume of lead recycled from both old and new scrap in the United States between 2005 and 2018. An estimate of 1.3 million metric tons of lead were recycled from scrap in 2018.

U.S. volume of secondary lead recycled from scrap between 2005 and 2018

Amount recycled in thousand metric tons
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Release date

March 2019


United States

Survey time period

2005 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Figures fopr 2014, 2016 and 2017 have been restated in the 2019 edition of the report.
The figures for 2005 through 2013 are taken from previous reports; the 2018 figure is an estimate.

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