• 1-800-526-8630U.S. (TOLL FREE)
  • 1-917-300-0470EAST COAST U.S.
  • +353-1-416-8900REST OF WORLD
The North America Precious Metals Sectors : A Company and Industry Analysis (January 2004) Product Image

The North America Precious Metals Sectors : A Company and Industry Analysis (January 2004)

  • ID: 656353
  • January 2004
  • Region: America, North America, United States
  • 32 pages
  • Mergent

Current Environment - Key Points
- As the dollar struggled near record lows against the euro in the middle of December 2003, gold hit its highest price in almost eight years
- Globally, world gold producers cut 156,000 kg (five million oz) of gold from their hedge books in the second quarter of 2003
This was the sharpest recorded fall in quarterly volume and represented a 28% contraction from the peak volume measured less than two years ago
- At the end of 2003, a heightened terrorism alert in the US prompted nervous investors to seek refuge in the yellow metal
- Demand for platinum group metals (PGM) from vehicle manufacturers soared in 2003, as the US, Europe and Japan tightened rules on exhaust emissions
- Encouraged by soaring gold prices, at least six companies in Canada are exploring significant gold deposits in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut
- Canada's largest mining company, Barrick Gold Corp (TSX: ABX) remains committed to reducing its hedge book for the primary purpose of improving its shareholder value

Industry Profile - Key Points
- In 2002, Mexico, Peru, Australia and the US were the top four silver-producing countries, with READ MORE >

Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown

Current Environment - US
- Sector Overview
- Sector Performance
- Key Players
Current Environment - Canada
- Sector Overview
- Sector Performance
- Key Players
Industry Profile - US
- Industry Size and Value
- Market Fundamentals
- Research and Development
- Policy and Regulatory
Environment
Industry Profile - Canada
- Industry Size and Value
- Research and Development
- Policy and Regulatory
Environment
- Mining Taxes
Market Trends & Outlook
- PGM: Growth of Fuel Cell
Production
- De-Hedging Continues
- PGM Eyes New Records in
Europe
- Small Decline in Demand for
Photographic Silver
- Rise in China's Precious Metals
Market
- Mergers and Acquisitions Still the
Way to Grow
- Upward Trend in Exploration
Spending
- Employment Prospects - US
- Market Outlook - US
- Canadian Upward Trend in
Exploration Spending
- PGM: Canada and Fuel Cell
Technology
- Employment Prospects - Canada
- Market Outlook - Canada
The Scope of this Report
Comparative Data
Key References
Sales Contacts

Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown

RELATED PRODUCTS

Our Clients

Our clients' logos