The global precious metals market exhibited moderate growth during 2014-2019. Precious metals are naturally occurring elements that are characterized by their high luster. These metals are rare, hard, less reactive and have high economic value compared to base metals. They are also ductile, malleable, resistant to corrosion and good conductors of heat and energy. As a result, they find applications in the manufacturing of jewelry, consumer electronics, automobiles, chemicals and medical equipment across the globe. Precious metals, such as gold, silver, platinum and palladium, are also used as valuable assets for investment purposes.
The market is experiencing growth on account of changing lifestyles and inflating disposable incomes of individuals. Apart from this, due to the rising environmental concerns, leading market players in different industry verticals are investing in the recycling of precious metals that can further be utilized for manufacturing heart pacemakers and artificial cochlea. Moreover, governments of various countries are implementing stringent emission regulations, which, in turn, is contributing to the market growth, as these metals are used for purifying exhaust gases in automobiles. However, on account of the rising cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), governments of various countries have announced complete lockdowns as a preventive measure to combat the pandemic. This has disrupted supply chains and halted operations of several manufacturing units, which, in turn, have led to inventory shortages. On the other hand, the investments in precious metals have increased as a means to survive the rapidly changing market conditions. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the global precious metals market to exhibit moderate growth during the next five years.
Key Market Segmentation
Breakup by Metal Type:
Coins and Bars
Breakup by Application:
Breakup by Region:
Middle East and Africa
The report has also analysed the competitive landscape of the market with some of the key players being Anglo American Platinum Limited (Anglo American PLC), Barrick Gold Corporation, First Majestic Silver Corp., First Quantum Minerals Ltd., Freeport-Mcmoran Inc., Fresnillo Plc (Pe?oles Group), Gabriel Resources Ltd., Glencore International AG, Gold Fields Limited, Harmony Gold, Impala Platinum Holdings Limited, Lundin Mining Corporation and Pan American Silver Corporation.
Key questions answered in this report:
How has the global precious metals market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
What has been the impact of COVID-19 on the global precious metals market?
What are the key regional markets?
What is the breakup of the market based on the metal type?
What is the breakup of the market based on the application?
What are the various stages in the value chain of the industry?
What are the key driving factors and challenges in the industry?
What is the structure of the global precious metals market and who are the key players?
What is the degree of competition in the industry?