Platinum Price Trend and Forecast

Regional Price Overview

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

Traders sharply reduced their price forecasts for platinum and palladium after a chip shortage forced automakers to reduce production of vehicles containing the metals in 2021.

Automobile manufacturers account for approximately 40% of platinum demand and 80% of palladium demand, with platinum and palladium embedded in exhaust systems to neutralise harmful emissions. The chip shortage grew worse over the summer of 2021 and is expected to continue this year as well.

It contributed to platinum prices falling from a seven-year high of 1,336.50 USD/oz in February to as low as 901.30 USD/oz in May. It was anticipated that platinum would average 1,000 USD/oz in the final three months of 2021 and 1,110 USD/oz in 2022.

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In appearance, Platinum is silvery, whitish-gray, malleable, ductile metal. It is shipped as a finely divided powder (platinum black), as a sponge, as well as particles deposited on a supporting material like alumina. It has a strong catalytic activity in different forms. It is highly resistant to corrosion and is widely used as jewels.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Platinum
Industrial Uses Catalyst, Electronics, Jewels, Thermocouples, Optical fibres, LCDs, Turbine blades, Spark plugs, Pacemakers , Dental fillings.
Chemical Formula Pt
Synonyms 7440-06-4, Platinum Black, Platin, Platinum sponge
Molecular Weight 195.08 g/mol
Supplier Database Johnson Matthey, Acros Organics, Anglo American Platinum Ltd, Sibanye-Stillwater, Norilsk Nickel Mining and Metallurgical Company, Russian Platinum
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 Platinum via Froth Flotation Process

In the froth flotation process, first step is to crush platinum containing ore and immerse it in the reagent containing water. During the flotation, air is pumped through the ore-water slurry, leading Platinum particles to rise to the surface in a froth, which is further skimmed for refining and obtaining Platinum.


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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