Emissions laws will drive record increases in global platinum production to 2020, says GlobalData

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Global platinum mine or metal content in ore production is set to rise from 6.4 million ounces in 2015 to 6.7 million ounces by 2020, representing compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.7%, according to the latest report from research and consulting firm GlobalData.

Cliff Smee, GlobalData’s Head of Research and Analysis for Mining, explains: “There are a number of factors affecting demand for platinum. According to GlobalData, 42.1%, or 3.9 million ounces of platinum, will be consumed in production of autocatalysts in 2020, followed by its use in jewelry, with 3.3 million ounces, and the remaining 2.1 million ounces for uses such as industrial applications.”

China is the largest consumer of platinum, accounting for 28% of the global platinum consumption in 2015, followed by Europe with 27%, while Japan and North America account for 14% each.

Smee continues: “As demand for automobiles increases, harmful vehicle emissions will also rise, which needs to be regulated. For instance, Japan has amended the vehicle emission rules, promoting the use of platinum to curtail environmental pollution. Furthermore, the enforcement of Euro 6 Emission Standards in Europe to curb harmful emissions will drive demand for platinum as a catalyst in automobiles’ exhaust systems. Adoption of similar standards in other developed countries such as the UK, Canada and Australia should continue to support demand.

“The regulation will be implemented for vehicles registered from 2015, promoting the usage of platinum as an autocatalyst. During the forecast period, autocatalyst consumption is expected to rise at a CAGR of 1.8%.”
 

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NOTES TO EDITORS

- Comments provided by Cliff Smee, GlobalData’s Head of Research and Analysis for Mining.

- Information based on GlobalData’s report: Global Platinum Mining to 2020.

- This report was built using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research, and in-house analysis conducted by GlobalData’s team of industry experts.
 

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