Global Precious Metals Market is Projected to Reach $323.2 Billion by 2019

Precious metals are increasingly making a mark in a wide range of applications ranging from electronics, autocatalysts to photography. According to a new report, Precious Metals: Global Markets,  the global precious metals market totaled $217.1 billion in 2013. This should reach $323.2 billion by 2019, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.9% between 2013 and 2019.


The oldest and the most established application segment for this industry is jewelry. However, several other applications, mainly technological applications, are gaining a share of the market.

Several applications for gold, silver, platinum and palladium are propelling markets such as automotive, industrial and other niche areas, where the metal actually performs chemical and metallurgical functions other than aesthetics.

The main impact has been on gold, which went from a $236.9 billion market in 2012 to a $170.4 billion market in 2013, for a drop of 28%. Silver declined 21.7%, from a market size of $32.7 billion in 2012 to $25.6 billion in 2013. Platinum group metals (PGM) was the only segment of the market that retained its market size with the value increasing slightly from $20.4 billion in 2012 to $21.1 billion in 2013, for a growth of 3.5%.

Over the past decade, gold prices rose, until 2012. Prices declined dramatically in 2013 but in 2014 are stabilizing. The recent turmoil in prices has been harsh on the industry, with several miners and processors feeling the financial pressures in the last two years.

Gold market is projected to grow back to $252 billion for a CAGR of 6.7% in the 2013 to 2019 period. The silver market is projected to grow a bit faster, at a projected CAGR of 8.8% to reach $42.5 billion from the current $25.6 billion.

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Precious Metals: Global Markets

Precious Metals: Global Markets analyzes the current market scenario, the growth in the past few years, potential future gain and the changes taking place in the precious metals marketplace.

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South Korea Electronics Industry

South Korea on the back of its leading position in semiconductors, mobile communications and advanced consumer electronic products is the fourth largest electronics producer globally with output of US$117.2 billion in 2014. After declining by 3.4% in 2012 electronics production rebounded in 2013 increasing by 8.9% on the back of strong growth in both the semiconductor and wireless communications segments. Growth eased in 2014 but still posted healthy growth estimated at 5.3% for the year as a whole with the main drivers again the semiconductor and wireless communications segments. For 2015, growth is expected to be more subdued at 1.6% as demand in the key semiconductor segment slows. Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site. View the report: Electronics Industry in South Korea.

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Electronics Industry in India, Industry Structure and Production Data

Growth in the Indian electronics industry eased to 2.0% in 2014 this after growth of 6.9% in the prior year. An increase of 8.4% is forecast for 2015 and in the medium to long-term India will continue to show strong growth driven by a large, fast growing domestic market, significant foreign investment, rising exports and an improving regulatory environment. However, with growth in the market outpacing production demand will increasingly be served by imports. To ensure the continued development of the Indian electronics industry the government is implementing a series of policies which encourage the indigenous production of equipment and components and the ambitious goal of net Zero imports. Recent policy measures to drive local production should result in significant inward investment which will boost growth in the short- to medium term. India with its huge domestic market, low wages and educated workforce is also seen by many observers as a long-term competitor to China. However to achieve this, the country will need to develop the infrastructure and business environment to support growth. Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site. View the report: Electronics Industry in India.

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Worldwide Major Mobile Phone Vendor Performance

This research report presents worldwide mobile phone shipment volume forecast and recent quarter review of major mobile phone vendor performance. The report includes major vendors’ shipment volume, shipment growth trends, shipment revenue and revenue growth trends, operating profit margin and ASP, along with analyst insights. The report finds that the worldwide mobile phone shipment volume increased 8.9% sequentially and 8.3% year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2014, to around 531.5 million units. While Apple continues to firmer its foothold in the high-end market segment after the success launches of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, other players have been considerably affected, especially Samsung. In the first quarter of 2015, the global smartphone industry is expected to witness a slowdown in shipment growth after the traditional peak season towards year-end 2014. Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site. View the report: Worldwide Major Mobile Phone Vendor Performance.

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ZigBee Standards Will Be Used in Over 80% of 802.15.4 Chipset Shipments in 2020

ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS, the electronics industry market research and knowledge network, announces the availability of a new report entitled “ZigBee Lights Up the Internet of Things: A Market Dynamics Report“.  New research finds that annual shipments of IEEE 802.15.4 chipsets nearly doubled last year and will increase by 550% over the next five years. In 2020, ZigBee standards will be used in 8 out of 10 of the 802.15.4 chipset shipments.


“ZigBee has always provided flexibility for developers and now ZigBee is rapidly becoming the consumer technology of choice for emerging smart home products,” says Mareca Hatler, ON World’s research director. “This trend is expected to accelerate as ZigBee 3.0 unifies its application profiles and the Thread Group provides a standards based IP addressable wireless mesh network layer.”

Annual unit shipments for ZigBee/802.15.4 nearly doubled last year and will increase by 550% over the next five years. In addition to ZigBee PRO, the most widely adopted wireless mesh network protocol, the ZigBee Alliance also certifies ZigBee RF4CE devices for simple, ultra-low power remote controls and the ZigBee Alliance is also working on a new specification for outdoor wireless mesh networking using IEEE 802.15.4g and 6LoWPAN.

The Thread specification that is scheduled to be released this July will simplify and streamline the creation of smart home IoT products and services. Through a collaboration with the ZigBee Alliance, the Thread Group benefits from over a decade of development of application profiles and ZigBee 3.0 in particular. ZigBee 3.0 is scheduled to be completed this year and will unify commonly used ZigBee profiles such as ZigBee Light Link, ZigBee Home Automation, ZigBee Health Care and others into a single application profile suite, significantly streamlining product development and interoperability among vendors.

Applications for the IoT continue to expand with a growing number of IoT cloud providers such as Ayla Networks, Arrayent, GreenWave Systems, Helium, Kitu Systems, SmartThings (Samsung) and Wink (Quirky) that have recently raised $500 million in venture or equity investments.

By 2020, this new study projects that over 80% of IEEE 802.15.4 annual shipments will use a ZigBee standard. However, ZigBee is facing intensifying competition from low power variants of WiFi and Bluetooth Smart that are gaining tremendous momentum currently from the mobile, IT and consumer electronics industries. Within the next five years, the study projects that annual wireless sensor network chipset shipments will exceed 2 billion.

This report analyzes the evolving market forces, technology advances and competitive dynamics for 22 unique ZigBee markets and provides 5-year forecasts for 802.15.4/ZigBee and competing alternatives including WiFi, Bluetooth, Z-Wave, EnOcean and others. It also includes key findings from a recently completed survey with 1,000+ consumers and an extensive analysis of hundreds of ZigBee/802.15.4 products and services.

ZigBee Lights Up the Internet of Things

ZigBee Lights Up the Internet of Things

Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site.  View the report:ZigBee Lights Up the Internet of Things: A Market Dynamics Report“.

 

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Cloud Equipment – Global Strategic Business Report

The global market for Cloud Equipment is projected to reach US$75.7 billion by 2020, driven by the growing number of cloud deployments. The market is especially poised to benefit from hybrid cloud deployments, as companies seek to leverage the dual benefits of both public and private clouds. The United States represents the largest market worldwide. Asia-Pacific is forecast to emerge as the fastest growing market with a CAGR of 10.0% over the analysis period. The growth in the region is led by the expanding enterprise sector and increase in cloud based IT deployments in developing markets such as China and India.

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Lighting Fixtures and Luminaires in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Portable, Non-Portable, and Parts and Accessories. The report is also analyzed by the following End-Use Sectors: Automotive and Industrial, Construction, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research.

Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site. View the report: Cloud Equipment – Global Strategic Business Report.

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Taiwanese Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry Report

This research report presents shipment value forecast and recent quarter review of the Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturing industry. Companies surveyed in this research are those owning facilities to make MOS (Metal Oxide Semiconductor) wafers in Taiwan, including IC foundries, DRAM (Dynamic Random Access Memory) vendors, and IDM (Integrated Device Manufacture) companies. The content of this report is based on primary data obtained through interviews, and publicly available information such as corporate financial statements.

The report finds that shipment value of the Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturing industry reached around US$10.5 billion in the first quarter of 2015, falling 4.2% sequentially. It is expected that the industry’s shipment value will have arrived at US$9.6 billion in the second quarter of 2015, plummeting 8.2% sequentially. Looking forward to the third quarter of 2015, the industry’s shipment value is projected to rebound to around US$10.1 billion, up 4.4% sequentially.

Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site. View the report: Taiwanese Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry Report.

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