Information & data on PGMs
As an Association we do not give statements nor comments on supply and demand figures for PGMs. For the interested public, we have assembled a list of sources of information below.
Minerals Council South Africa
The Minerals Council South Africa is a mining industry employers' organisation that supports and promotes the South African mining industry. The Council serves its members and promotes their interests by providing strategic support and advisory input. Furthermore, the Council offers a variety of industry news, fact sheets, annual reports and facts and figures about mining in South Africa.
German Mineral Resources Agency (Deutsche Rohstoffagentur DERA)
The Commodity Risk Reports from the German Mineral Resources Agency (DERA), which is part of the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), shall support German companies in recognizing potential price and supply risks in the commodity markets at an early stage, thereby enabling them to develop alternative strategies in the procurement of these metals if needed. For the German economy platinum, palladium and rhodium are of vital importance as these metals are widely used in the automotive and chemicals industries. Since there are no PGM mining activities in Germany the country heavily depends on global imports and ranks number two as an importer of PGMs (including intermediates and scrap). To some extend the German demand is supplied by the secondary sector i.e. the recycling of spent catalytic converters.
The Commodity Risk Report on PGMs may be downloaded (only in German) free of charge through the website of DERA: http://www.deutsche-rohstoffagentur.de/DERA/DE/Downloads/studie_Platin_2015.pdf?__blob=publicationFile&v=2
Printed copies may be requested through dera(at)bgr.de. For further information or detailed questions please contact Mr. Michael Schmidt at DERA (tel. +49 (0)30 36993 238).
Johnson Matthey PGM Market Reports
The PGM Market Report is Johnson Matthey's free market review of supply and demand for the platinum group metals.
The latest reports can always be downloaded at the bottom of this page: http://www.platinum.matthey.com/services/market-research/pgm-market-reports
World Platinum Investment Council
The World Platinum Investment Council has been formed by the six leading platinum producers to develop the market for platinum investment demand. It publishes four updates each year of its Platinum Quarterly report.
9 March 2022: Platinum surplus of 1,232 koz in 2021 forecast to reduce by 47% in 2022 as COVID-related and operational disruptions gradually settle
- Increase in supply in 2021 forecast to plateau in 2022, as last of additional semi-finished material is processed
- Significant rises in automotive (+11%), industrial (+27%), and jewellery (+5%) demand in 2021 set to remain strong in 2022
- Fall in investment demand from historic highs of 2020 brought overall demand down in 2021
- Imports into China, significantly above identified demand, absorb full 2021 surplus, maintaining tightened conditions in the platinum bullion market
More information: www.platinuminvestment.com
U.S. Geological Survey
The USGS is a science organization that provides impartial information on the health of ecosystems and the environment, natural hazards, natural resources, the impacts of climate and land-use change, and the core science systems that help to provide timely, relevant, and useable information. The USGS also provides statistics and information on PGMs. The USGS offers statistics and information on the worldwide supply of, demand for, and flow of minerals and materials essential to the U.S. economy, the national security, and protection of the environment.
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