Zinc, Lead and PGE Supply – Demand News

Posted Posted Sat, June 25, 2016 at 1:17 pm

Zinc’s Rally May Be Just Getting Started

With the metal’s price up more than 25% this year, some analysts say recent gains could pale in comparison to an anticipated future rally. By Rhiannon Hoyle June 25, 2016 Bloomberg Commodity Index A global shortage of zinc is galvanizing investors. Its price is up more than 25% in 2016, after hitting a 6½-year low in [...]

Posted Posted Tue, June 10, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Kenneth de Graaf Discusses PGE Industry Changes Based on Increasing Demand and Decreasing Supply from South Africa and Russia

By Allen Alper   on 4/7/2014 Metals News took the time to speak with Kenneth de Graaf, Senior Vice President and a Director of Minfocus Exploration Corp. to discuss the changes to the palladium and platinum markets that have been occurring over the last few years. With global demand increasing due to the increase in manufacturing [...]

Posted Posted Tue, April 1, 2014 at 11:08 am

Global Auto Report: Record Global Sales and Production in Early 2014

March 20, 2014 – Scotiabank releases its Global Auto Report by Carlos Gomes Record Global Sales and Production in Early 2014 – North American Output Schedules Point to Further Gains

Posted Posted Tue, November 12, 2013 at 4:18 pm

Johnson Matthey Platinum 2013 Interim Review Released

Johnson Matthey Platinum 2013 Interim Review by Alison Cowley

Posted Posted Mon, November 11, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Sandvik: Mechanized Mining Makes Sense for Africa’s Platinum Industry

Engineering & Mining Journal, October 2013 – pp.110-113 Published Online: Wednesday, 09 October 2013 14:47 According to equipment supplier Sandvik Mining, mechanized mining’s exponential growth dispels the myth that new techniques are not proving profitable on the African continent. In the last decade, according to the company, production volumes of southern African platinum mines rose [...]

Posted Posted Wed, October 23, 2013 at 10:22 am

Platinum Group suffers funding setback at South Africa mine

GEOFFREY YORK JOHANNESBURG — The Globe and Mail Published Tuesday, Oct. 22 2013, 6:37 PM EDT In a mining sector struggling with a toxic combination of rising costs, falling prices and labour unrest, Vancouver-based Platinum Group Metals Ltd. believed it could buck the trend. That dream has now taken a serious hit, with one of its partners [...]

Posted Posted Wed, October 2, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Palladium’s Future is Bright

October 1, 2013 By David Franklin - Market Strategist, Sprott Asset Management (dfranklin@sprott.com) Source: http://www.sprottgroup.com/thoughts/articles/palladiums-future-is-bright/ With all eyes glued to the political wrangling in Washington, and the impact of the government shutdown that took effect this morning, attention has been diverted from some very bullish developments in the palladium market. The price of the metal has struggled [...]

Posted Posted Tue, May 14, 2013 at 11:57 am

Johnson Matthey Platinum 2013 report released, for 2012 year, Platinum in deficit by 375,000 oz and Palladium in deficit by 1.07 million oz

Johnson Matthey plc has released their Platinum 2013 report and is reporting that for the 2012 year, Platinum is in deficit by 375,000 oz and Palladium in deficit by 1.07 million oz. Please see the attached PDF and weblink for more details. http://www.platinum.matthey.com/publications/pgm-market-reviews/market-review-archive/platinum-2013

Posted Posted Thu, February 28, 2013 at 11:48 am

Rhodium Beating Platinum to Palladium on Car Sales: Commodities

Rhodium Beating Platinum to Palladium on Car Sales: Commodities By Nicholas Larkin – Feb 28, 2013 7:57 AM ET Rhodium, the scarcest precious metal used in making catalytic converters, is outperforming platinum and palladium for the first time in seven years as global car sales rise to a record. The metal, used with palladium and [...]

Posted Posted Tue, January 15, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Anglo platinum arm sheds 14,000 jobs, risking unrest

By Ed Stoddard JOHANNESBURG | Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:06pm EST Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/15/us-amplats-idUSBRE90E09Y20130115 Anglo American Platinum plans to mothball two South African mines, sell another and cut 14,000 jobs, risking a repeat of last year’s violent strikes as the world’s largest producer of the precious metal struggles to stem losses. Reaction to the long-awaited plan [...]