Global Platinum Group Metals Market 2014-2018: Key vendors dominating this space are Anglo American Platinum, JSC MMC, Lonmin Stillwater Mining, and Impala Platinum - WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports

Global Platinum Group Metals Market 2014-2018: Key vendors dominating this space are Anglo American Platinum, JSC MMC, Lonmin Stillwater Mining, and Impala Platinum

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DUBLIN, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Global Platinum Group Metals Market 2014-2018" report to their offering.

The increasing vehicle production worldwide, especially that expected to take place in Asia in the coming years, presents a huge opportunity for the usage of PGM in the Automobile sector. The sharp rise in the number of vehicles will lead to the implementation of stringent emission standards for diesel vehicles, particularly in the Commercial Vehicle segment, thereby resulting in the rising consumption of autocatalysts to control vehicular emissions.

Also, the electronic and safety systems that improve automobile reliability make use of the physical properties of PGM such as conductivity, stability, and durability. PGM are also used in the Automobile sector in fuel cells, antilock breaking systems, air bag initiators, and spark plugs. Hence, the booming Automobile sector and the increased usage of PGM in automobiles are expected to propel the growth of the market during the forecast period.

According to the report, one of the major drivers in this market is the increasing usage of PGM in the Automobile sector. PGM play a significant role in making modern cars efficient and safe. Eco-friendly innovations such as fuel cells and catalytic converters would not be possible without PGM.

Further, the report states that one of the major challenges in this market is the increasing demand and supply gap. PGM are used across various sectors in a number of applications; hence, there is a high demand for these metals. However, since they are natural resources, their supply is limited. It is expected that there will be a shortage of platinum and palladium during the forecast period.

The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors.

Key Topics Covered:

01. Executive Summary

02. List of Abbreviations

03. Scope of the Report

04. Market Research Methodology

05. Introduction

06. Market Landscape

07. Market Analysis by Metal

08. Market Segmentation by Production Process

09. Market Segmentation by Application

10. Market Segmentation by End-user

11. Geographical Segmentation

12. Key Leading Countries

13. Buying Criteria

14. Market Growth Drivers

15. Drivers and their Impact

16. Market Challenges

17. Impact of Drivers and Challenges

18. Market Trends

19. Trends and their Impact

20. Vendor Landscape

21. Key Vendor Analysis

22. Other Reports in this Series

Companies Mentioned:

  • Anglo American Platinum Ltd.
  • Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd.
  • JSC MMC Norilsk Nickel
  • Lonmin plc
  • Stillwater Mining Co.

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