DUBLIN, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/8w99hs/global_platinum) 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
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
- Anglo American Platinum Ltd.
- Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd.
- JSC MMC Norilsk Nickel
- Lonmin plc
- Stillwater Mining Co.
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