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Silver demand up 3.4% in 2015, highest on record, supply declined 1.2%

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Thursday, May 5th

"Global silver demand totaled a record 36,407 mt in 2015, up 3.4% from 35,206 mt in 2014, the Silver Institute said Thursday.

Total supply declined 1.2% to 3,276 mt in 2015, resulting in a third consecutive annual physical deficit of 4,040 mt, up 65% from a 2,445 mt deficit a year earlier.

Although mine production was higher on the year, up 2.1% to 27,579 mt in 2015, it was not enough to offset a 13.2% decline in scrap supply to 4,544 mt." - Read full article

 

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