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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 | Mar 2016

A silver lining: The industry is anticipated to shine up over the next five years

IBISWorld’s Precious Metals Production market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Baird & Co Ltd Baird & Co Ltd market share
Johnson Matthey Plc Johnson Matthey Plc market share
The Royal Mint Ltd The Royal Mint Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£682m
Annual Growth 11-16
-1.0%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
651
Businesses
52
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Since there are currently no commercial precious metal mines in the United Kingdom, operators in the Precious Metals Production industry recycle gold, silver and platinum group metals from a range of materials. Platinum group metals sales are heavily influenced by the automotive industry as the commodity is used to manufacture catalytic converters, which help to clean exhaust gases. In general, platinum is used in the catalysts for diesel vehicles and palladium for petrol vehicles. Gold and silver are both used to make jewellery and have a variety of industrial uses, but they are also popular with investors, who consider them a safe haven for their money when returns elsewhere are uncertain... purchase to read more

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Refined platinum group metals and associated alloys

The platinum group metals are ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, osmium, iridium and platinum. Platinum group metals and associated alloys are mainly used in the automotive sector to make catalytic converters. These treat exhaust fumes to remove harmful substances before they leave the car, thus reducing emissions. Palladium is mostly used in petrol cars, while platinum is dominant in many diesel-run vehicles. Platinum group metals also have other industrial applications. They are used in the production of hard discs and glasses and by the pharmaceutical sector in drug manufacturing... 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 metalProducing precious metal alloys


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