Palladium mine production worldwide by country 2015-2019

This statistic shows the global mine production of palladium from 2015 to 2019, sorted by major producing countries. The mine production in Russia reached an amount of some 86 metric tons in 2019. The average price of palladium was 950 U.S. dollars per ounce in 2019. Palladium is a metal, close to platinum in chemical composition, used primarily within catalytic converters, a key component of internal combustion engines that power the majority of motor vehicles produced worldwide.

Mine production of palladium globally

Almost two thirds of global palladium usage is attributed to catalytic converter production. Other areas of application for palladium are electronics, jewellery, medical purposes, dentistry, hydrogen purification, groundwater treatment, and other chemical applications. Palladium is a key component of fuel cells, which are used to convert chemical energy from fuel into electricity.

Worldwide mine production of palladium fell in 2014 from higher levels in the years before. In 2018, some 210 metric tons of palladium was produced worldwide. Russia was the leading palladium producing country in 2018, followed by South Africa, Canada, and the United States. The top world palladium consumers are North America and China. The United States and China are also the two individual countries with the largest global market shares of auto production.

Global mine production of palladium from 2015 to 2019, by country

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Release date

February 2020



Survey time period

2015 to 2019

Supplementary notes

This statistic was assembled using several editions of the report.
* Estimated.

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