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Precious Metals Production in the UK: Market Research Report

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Precious Metals Production Market Research Report | SIC C24.410 | Sep 2014

Going for gold: Revenue to expand as motor vehicle sales increase, stabilising demand

IBISWorld’s Precious Metals Production market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Baird & Co Ltd Baird & Co Ltd market share
JBR Recovery Ltd JBR Recovery Ltd market share
Johnson Matthey Plc Johnson Matthey Plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£1bn
Annual Growth 10-15
8.9%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
725
Businesses
63
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The main products manufactured by the Precious Metals Production industry are refined silver, platinum and gold. Platinum sales are heavily influenced by the automotive industry as the commodity is used to manufacture catalytic converters. Gold and silver are both used for jewellery manufacturing and investment purposes, though silver has many other industrial applications as well. The industry's performance has been highly volatile over the past few years, reflecting dramatic shifts in the world prices of precious metals, declining industry participation and unsteady demand from downstream markets. The industry is expected to generate revenue of £1.3 billion in 2014-15, compared with £874.5 million in 2009-10. This equates to compound annual revenue growth of 8.9%... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The level of capital intensity in the Precious Metal Production industry is high as it relies more heavily on large, industrial equipment than it does on labour. For every £1.00 industry operators spend on capital, £1.37 is expected to be spent on labour, highlighting the importance of capital investment to the industry. The production of precious metal ingots that meet the global standard of minimum 99.9% purity requires that equipment such as furnaces be kept in premium working condition and replaced as necessary. The cost of replacing refining machinery can be extremely high... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Precious Metals Production Industry?

Firms in this industry refine precious metals like gold, silver and platinum. They also produce precious metal alloys and offer plating services.

Industry Products
Refined gold and gold alloysRefined silver and silver alloysRefined platinum group metals and associated alloys
 
Industry Activities
Refining precious metals Recycling precious metalRolling or plating base metal with precious metalprecious metal alloys


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