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PGM facts and figures

Production
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South Africa

The largest producer of platinum. Mining platinum from the Bushveld Complex began in 1925 with palladium and rhodium as by-products.

 Production - Russia

Russia

The largest producer of palladium. Norilsk Nickel began producing copper and nickel in 1935 with palladium and platinum as by-products..

 Production - Canada

Canada

Produced pgm as by-products of nickel mining since 1908. Stillwater in the USA is a palladium-rich mine which began production in 1987.

 Production - Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

Platinum in Zimbabwe was discovered in the rocks of the Great Dyke in 1918, but significant output from this extensive resource only began in the 1990s.

Applications
 Applications Autocatalyst

Autocatalyst

An Autocatalyst is a pollution control device fitted to cars and trucks, the catalytic converter (autocatalyst) is the largest application of platinum group metals.

 Applications Jewellery

Jewellery

Jewellery is the second largest sector of pgm demand. 85% of platinum jewellery is made and sold in China, Japan and the USA.

 Applications Industrial

Industrial

Users of pgms benefit from the unique properties of the metals. Here are some of the key areas where pgms are used.

 Applications Fuel Cells

Fuel Cells

Fuel cells using platinum catalysts generate power by the electrochemical reaction in which oxygen and hydrogen are combined.

Publications
 Contact us - Publications market review

Johnson Matthey's Market Review archive of supply and demand for the platinum group metals, were previously published twice a year and are free to download. 

 Contact us - Market data charts

Market Data Charts an archive of Johnson Matthey's latest estimates of supply and demand of platinum, palladium and rhodium in oz troy that can be cut and pasted into documents.

 Contact us - Market data tables

Market Data Tables an archive containing Johnson Matthey's estimates of supply and demand dating back to 1975. The data is in oz troy and metric tonnes and can be viewed in PDF or Excel.

 Contact us - PGM market report

Johnson Matthey PGM Market Report is our new publication reviewing and forecasting demand and supply developments in the platinum group metals markets.

Prices
 Contact us - Price charts

Here you can create and download daily and monthly Price Charts for platinum, palladium, rhodium, iridium and ruthenium.

 Contact us - Current Prices

In this section you can view the Current Prices and an archive of the first price set each day in each region, Asia, Europe and the USA, back to 1992.

 Contact us - Weekly price bulletin

An archive looking back over the week's prices for platinum, palladium and rhodium. Weekly Price Bulletins offer Johnson Matthey's view on the reasons for any price moves.

 Contact us - Monthly price reports

A look back over the month's prices for platinum, palladium and rhodium. Monthly Price Report offer Johnson Matthey's view on the reasons for any price moves.

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