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Platinum-group metal reserves worldwide 2010-2020

The global reserves of platinum-group metals (PGMs; including ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, osmium, iridium, and platinum) presented no significant variations in the last decade, with a slight increase from 66,000 metric tons in 2010, to an estimated 69,000 metric tons in 2020.

South Africa is by far the country with the largest reserves of platinum-group metals, at some 63,000 metric tons.

Platinum-group metal reserves worldwide from 2010 to 2020

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Release date

February 2021



Survey time period

2010 to 2020

Supplementary notes

All platinum-group metals included. Elements in groups 8 to 10 of the 5th period (the "light platinum metals": Ruthenium, Rhodium, Palladium) and the 6th period (the "heavy platinum metals": Osmium, Iridium, Platinum) of the periodic table are classed as platinum metals or platinoides.
All figures are estimates.
This statistic was assembled using several editions of the report.

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