DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/jnz9zs/global_silver) has announced the addition of the "Global Silver Mining to 2020" report to their offering.
The report comprehensively covers global reserves of silver and reserves by country, historical and forecast data on global silver production and production by country and trade. The report also includes demand drivers affecting the global silver mining industry, profiles of major silver producing companies and information on the major active, exploration and development projects by region.
- The report estimates global silver production at 936 million ounces in 2014, up by 2.7% from 2013. Global reserves as of January 2015 were 529,900 tonnes (t), with four countries accounting for 65.3% of the total: Peru (98,900t) Australia (85,000t), Poland (85,000t) and Chile (77,000t). The remainder is found China (43,000t), Mexico (37,000t), the US (25,000t), Bolivia (22,000t) and Canada (7,000t).
- Silver occurs mainly in its pure form, as a minor constituent in the ores of copper, lead and zinc, as well as in minerals such as argentite and chlorargyrite.
- Silver is used in around 85-90% of crystalline silicon PV cells, which are the most common form of solar cells with roughly 2.8 million ounces of silver required to generate 1 GW of solar power.
Growth is driven by significant and varied scope of application for
silver, ranging from its use as a catalyst in the production of
chemicals to its use in electronic products, solar panels, brazing and
soldering, photographic films, medicines, mirrors and glasses.
- BHP Billiton
- KGHM Polska Miedz
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