Lead futures fall on global trend, subdued domestic demand

NEW DELHI, Aug 21:  Lead fell 0.33 per cent to Rs 136.65 per kg in futures trade today after participants reduced exposures amid a weak trend overseas and sluggish domestic demand.
At the Multi Commodity Exchange, lead for delivery in September shed 45 paise, or 0.33 per cent, to Rs 136.65 per kg in a business turnover of 45 lots.
In a similar manner, the metal for delivery in current month eased by 40 paise,or 0.29 per cent, to Rs 136.35 per kg in a volume of 517 lots.
Market analysts said besides subdued demand from battery-makers in the domestic spot market, a weak trend in base metals at the London Metal Exchange following worse-than-expected manufacturing data from China, the biggest consumer, weighed on lead futures here. (PTI)


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