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Outlook 2021: Supply/Demand Fundamentals for Precious Metals

Outlook 2021: Supply/Demand Fundamentals for Precious Metals

The supply and demand fundamentals for precious metals markets got thrown into disarray this year, leading to heightened volatility – first on the downside, then on the upside. Although gold and silver will finish 2020 below their highs for the year, gold is still headed for an annual return of close to 25%; silver around 45%. Can hard assets investors look forward to further price appreciation in 2021? Yes, but…there are some near-term risks to the favorable long-term supply/demand outlook. Assuming economic conditions begin normalizing next year, we would expect demand – especially from industrial users – to increase. Mine production would likely rebound as well. The mining industry, like […]

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2013 Silver Eagles Sold Out & Asian Silver Industrial Demand Strong

The United States Mint has informed authorized purchasers that 2013 American Silver Eagle bullion coins are temporarily sold out. This follows intense demand for the silver bullion coins since the initial release on January 7, 2013. Meantime, industrial demand for silver in Asia is expected to remain strong over the next two years with Asia as a potential growth centre.

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New Report: The Chinese Silver Market

| December 17, 2012 | Articles: General
New Report: The Chinese Silver Market

The Silver Institute and Thomson Reuters published a report of 25 pages about the Chinese Silver Market. In it, the market structure is presented detailed by supply and demand, imports and exports, and outlook. In a nutshell, China became the world’s second largest silver fabricator and is on its way to be the second largest producer. Its share in global demand stands at 17% while global supply at 14%. The executive summary contains the following two paragraphs which represent a high level overview of silver’s supply and demand in China: Chinese silver mine production has been on a steadily increasing trend, more than doubling over the last decade or so. […]

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