Procurement Resource provides latest prices of Platinum. Each price database is tied to a user-friendly graphing tool dating back to 2014, which provides a range of functionalities: configuration of price series over user defined time period; comparison of product movements across countries; customisation of price currencies and unit; extraction of price data as excel files to be used offline.
Traders sharply reduced their price forecasts for platinum and palladium after a chip shortage forced automakers to reduce production of vehicles containing the metals in 2021. Automobile manufacturers account for approximately 40% of platinum demand and 80% of palladium demand, with platinum and palladium embedded in exhaust systems to neutralise harmful emissions. The chip shortage grew worse over the summer of 2021 and is expected to continue this year as well.
It contributed to platinum prices falling from a seven-year high of 1,336.50 USD/oz in February to as low as 901.30 USD/oz in May. It was anticipated that platinum would average 1,000 USD/oz in the final three months of 2021 and 1,110 USD/oz in 2022.
In appearance, Platinum is silvery, whitish-gray, malleable, ductile metal. It is shipped as a finely divided powder (platinum black), as a sponge, as well as particles deposited on a supporting material like alumina. It has a strong catalytic activity in different forms. It is highly resistant to corrosion and is widely used as jewels.
|Industrial Uses||Catalyst, Electronics, Jewels, Thermocouples, Optical fibres, LCDs, Turbine blades, Spark plugs, Pacemakers , Dental fillings.|
|Synonyms||7440-06-4, Platinum Black, Platin, Platinum sponge|
|Molecular Weight||195.08 g/mol|
|Supplier Database||Johnson Matthey, Acros Organics, Anglo American Platinum Ltd, Sibanye-Stillwater, Norilsk Nickel Mining and Metallurgical Company, Russian Platinum|
|Region/Countries Covered||Asia Pacific: China , India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Iran, Thailand, South Korea, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Nepal, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, UAE, Israel, Hongkong, Singapore, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Australia, and New Zealand
Europe: Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Ireland Switzerland , Norway, Denmark, Romania, Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal and Greece
North America: United States and Canada
Latin America: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru
Africa: South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco
|Currency||US$ (Data can also be provided in local currency)|
|Supplier Database Availability||Yes|
|Customization Scope||The report can be customized as per the requirements of the customer|
|Post-Sale Analyst Support||360-degree analyst support after report delivery|
In the froth flotation process, first step is to crush platinum containing ore and immerse it in the reagent containing water. During the flotation, air is pumped through the ore-water slurry, leading Platinum particles to rise to the surface in a froth, which is further skimmed for refining and obtaining Platinum.
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