Lead (refined) production reached 231 kt in 2015 in Japan, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 3.75 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, lead (refined) production in Japan reached an all time high of 367 kt in 1985 and an all time low of 175 kt in 1970. When compared to Japan's main peers, lead (refined) production in China amounted to 4,405 kt, 114 kt in Russia, 641 kt in South Korea and 1,050 kt in USA in 2015.
Japan has been ranked 10th within the group of 63 countries we follow in terms of lead (refined) production, 5 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.