The Ruthenium Market
Ruthenium price drivers
An introduction to ruthenium
Ruthenium’s largest market is in electronic products, mainly chip resistors and hard disk drives, while catalysis and electrochemical (chloralkali process electrodes) are significant too.
Ruthenium has recently outperformed all the other PGMs, but rising prices increase the risk of price-induced substitution for existing end-uses and threaten ruthenium's place in the adoption zone for potential new end-uses.
SFA (Oxford) utilises its extensive expertise and knowledge of the ruthenium industry to provide an independent quarterly view, allowing you to keep up to date with this market and highlighting technological developments and the underlying evolution of demand and end-use applications.
Ruthenium price news and insights
Future Minerals Forum 2023 in Saudi Arabia
16 January 2023 | Henk de Hoop, Dr Fahad Aljahdali
SFA (Oxford) attended the Future Minerals Forum in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The theme of the forum was to establish a resilient minerals and metals supply.
The evolving nature of the PGM markets to 2040
19 October 2022 | Beresford Clarke
Available now, this unique report is an in-depth, forward-looking analysis of the current and long-term trends and influences acting on the global PGM markets to 2040.
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Ruthenium price in context, 1995 to 2021
Ruthenium market balance
|Primary ruthenium supply|
|Total ruthenium supply||780||1,035||1,015||1,015||1,030||1,015||790||1,065|
|Total ruthenium demand||945||1,060||970||1,010||975||970||900||940|
|Ruthenium market balance|
|Ruthenium price history|
|Ruthenium price (USD/oz)||65||47||42||75||241||258||265||565|
|Ruthenium price (GBP/oz)||39||31||31||58||181||202||207||411|
|Ruthenium price (EUR/oz)||49||43||38||66||205||231||232||479|
|Ruthenium price (CNY/oz)||400||298||276||505||1,600||1,784||1,827||3,645|
|Ruthenium price (ZAR/oz)||702||602||612||1,004||3,217||3,729||4,364||8,335|
|Ruthenium price (JPY/oz)||6,840||5,744||4,523||8,442||26,649||28,175||28,266||62,407|
Source: SFA (Oxford). Updated November 2021.
Linked ruthenium market reports
In response to requests for more regular ruthenium market intelligence, we now produce a bespoke quarterly ruthenium market report that allows you to keep up to date with this market.
The Ruthenium Market Report and Price Outlook
Stay up-to-date with a quarterly 5-year forecast on ruthenium's technological developments and underlying evolution of supply, demand and end-use applications.
Green Hydrogen Metals Market and Price Outlook
A proprietary report unlocking the current and future demands for precious metals (Pt, Ir, and Ru) used in electrolysers and fuel cells for the hydrogen economy.
Heraeus Precious Appraisal and Market Spotlights
In collaboration with Heraeus, this weekly report makes sure all the key precious metal and macroeconomic developments are fully analysed by the SFA team.
Global PGM Project Monitor Outlook
DCF scenario modelling analysing the attractiveness of global PGM projects based on incentivised PGM pricing which can motivate new supply.
Long-term PGM Supply Appraisal Outlook
An evaluation on future platinum, palladium and rhodium supply risk from mines and projects around the world, and the economic cost of production.
Global PGM Mine Depletion Assessment
Analytics on the PGM primary production landscape, assessing estimated depletion rates of mines and projects, forecasting ounce loss.
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