Competition for waste batteries（used automobile lead battery）is being waged in African continent. Developing countries including Korea that is secondary smelting country and India that intends to reuse, are competing for development of import source. Though Africa has unexplored waste battery resources and it is described as “the last battle field for waste batteries”, there are growing concerns that waste batteries price will rise further when resources run out.
Japan Steel Scrap Composite Prices (Sangyo Press)12/07/2018
|30300YEN (-300)||35400YEN (-400)|
|2.28US$ (-)||3.1US$ (-)|
* Average of electric furnaces steel maker's purchasing price in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya (per ton)