Iridium Price Trend and Forecast

Regional Price Overview

Get the latest insights on price movement and trend analysis of Iridium in different regions across the world (Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa).

For the First Half of 2022

Being the rarest stable metal in the Earth’s crust, Iridium prices are volatile and fluctuate depending on changes in production, demand, sourcing, trade congestion, etc. With the current economic and political situations, the iridium prices surged globally owing to inflationary pricing.

The Iridium prices averaged 4000 USD/troy oz in January and peaked around March, averaging 5100 USD/troy oz. However, the prices stabilized during the second quarter as the precious cargoes from South Africa arrived (supplies 80% of the world’s Iridium) owing to the relaxation of trade bottlenecks.

The Iridium prices averaged 4850 USD/troy oz towards the end of the second quarter. The price trends of Iridium remained anchored in the global market, recording an average price of 4630.08 during the first half of the said year.

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Iridium is a chemical element with the atomic number 77. It is a hard, brittle, silvery-white transition metal of the platinum group. Iridium is known to be the second-densest metal after osmium. It is one of the most corrosion-resistant metals, even at temperatures of 2000 °C.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Iridium
Industrial Uses Cosmetics, Crystals, Industrial appliances, Medical appliances, Coating for non-conductive materials
Chemical Formula Ir
Synonyms 7439-88-5, Iridium black, Iridium Ion
Molecular Weight 192.22 g/mol
Supplier Database Umicore N.V, BASF SE, Russian Platinum, Anglo American Platinum Limited, Johnson Matthey
Region/Countries Covered Asia Pacific: China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Iran, Thailand, South Korea, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Nepal, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, UAE, Israel, Hongkong, Singapore, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Australia, and New Zealand

Europe: Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy,  Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Ireland Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Romania, Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal and Greece

North America: United States and Canada

Latin America: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru

Africa: South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco
Currency US$ (Data can also be provided in local currency)
Supplier Database Availability Yes
Customization Scope The report can be customized as per the requirements of  the customer
Post-Sale Analyst Support 360-degree analyst support after report delivery

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Production Process

  • Production of Iridium via extraction as by-product

Iridium is removed from the other platinum group metals by precipitating ammonium hexachloroiridate or by extracting IrCl2−6 with organic amines.


The displayed pricing data is derived through weighted average purchase price, including contract and spot transactions at the specified locations unless otherwise stated. The information provided comes from the compilation and processing of commercial data officially reported for each nation (i.e. government agencies, external trade bodies, and industry publications).

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