Silver Market Description
Industrial demand for silver, fueled by record photovoltaic growth, rose in 2017 for the first time since 2013. A stronger global economy led to healthy demand from the semi-conductor market, resulting in greater silver offtake in electrical and electronics applications as well as brazing alloys and solders.
The jewelry and silverware sectors also experienced noteworthy gains in 2017. On the supply side, global mine supply fell for the second consecutive year, following an uninterrupted streak of 13 annual increases prior to 2016. Silver scrap supply, which has been in retreat since 2012, again registered a loss. These factors led to a tightening of the supply/demand balance, contributing to a physical deficit of 26 million ounces (Moz) in 2017, the fifth consecutive annual deficit.
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Market Fundamentals — Supply and Demand
Planned and unplanned capacity investments & closures
Macro - Exchange rates, GDP, Inflation rates, Industrial production
Historical price analysis
Table of Contents
1.1 Market Overview — Global
2.1 Short Term
2.2 Medium Term
2.3 Long term
3.1 Supply Chain Events – Global