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Six Hundred Million Ounces of Silver to be Consumed in Photovoltaics and Ethylene Oxide Production Through 2020

(Washington, D.C. – December 15, 2016) Two of the everyday industrial uses for silver are in photovoltaic cells (the main constituents of solar panels) and as a catalyst for the production of ethylene oxide (an important precursor in the production … Continue reading

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Thomson Reuters 2016 Interim Silver Market Review Press Release

2016 Interim Silver Market Review Press Release (PDF)

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Silver Soars in 2016

(Washington, D.C. – July 13, 2016) Silver’s price performance soared in the first half of 2016, fueled by increased investor interest in silver as a safe haven asset and as leveraged exposure to gold’s price rally.  In the period January … Continue reading

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Silver Promotion Service Expands Savor Silver Program

New ‘Silver Style Partner’ category and participants announced (New York, N.Y. – May 3, 2016) The Silver Institute’s Silver Promotion Service (SPS) today announced the introduction of a new merchandise category in the Savor Silver Program, ‘Silver Style Partners’.  The … Continue reading

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Exceptional Growth in Key Sectors Leads to Record High Silver Demand in 2015

Jewelry, Coin and Bar, and Photovoltaic Demand Reach Historic Levels (New York City – May 5, 2016)   The silver market saw record demand in 2015, with the jewelry, coin and bar, and photovoltaic sectors posting new highs, helping to boost … Continue reading

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Most Popular Silver Exchange Traded Product Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

Investment Vehicle Broadened Silver Investment Opportunities (Washington, D.C. – April 27, 2016) – On April 28, 2006, the iShares Silver Trust was launched.   It is now the world’s largest silver-backed investment product, with over 330 million ounces (Moz) of silver … Continue reading

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Exceptionally Strong 2015 U.S. Silver Jewelry Sales

Seventh Consecutive Year of Growth (Washington, D.C. — April 5, 2016)  Silver jewelry sales in the United States were  solid in 2015 with 60% of jewelry retailers reporting increased sales, according to a survey conducted on behalf of the Silver … Continue reading

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2016 Silver Market Trends

(Washington D.C. – January 28, 2016)  Silver is prized primarily for its dual role as a monetary asset as well as an important industrial metal utilized in a wide-range of existing and growing applications.  Factors driving the silver market include … Continue reading

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Thomson Reuters Releases Interim Silver Market Review

Mine Production Stagnates As Silver Coin Demand Hits Record High (November 17, 2015 – New York City) At the Annual Silver Industry Dinner hosted by the Silver Institute, Erica Rannestad, Senior Analyst in the GFMS team at Thomson Reuters, presented … Continue reading

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Growing Industrial Demand for Silver Highlighted at 2015 Silver Industrial Conference

(Washington, D.C. – November 12, 2015)  The Silver Institute recently conducted the Second Silver Industrial Conference where executives and experts from many industrial sectors –including electronics, the textile and chemical industries, regulatory agencies and financial firms — came together in … Continue reading

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Helzberg Diamonds to Launch ‘Silver Salutes the Service’ Initiative

Silver Promotion Service Partners with Helzberg on Jewelers for Veterans Project New York, NY (November 9, 2015) — The Silver Promotion Service (SPS) announced that it has joined forces with Helzberg Diamonds on a veterans focused program to be launched … Continue reading

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Silver Bullion Coins on Allocation at Major National Mints

Silver Investment Bars Also in Short Supply (Washington, D.C.  October 13, 2015) – Retail investors in recent months have seized the opportunity to significantly increase their holdings of silver bullion coins and, to a lesser extent, bars.  Due to strong … Continue reading

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Silver Recycling Volumes Forecast to Stagnate Over The Next Three Years — Even If Prices Rally Significantly

New Report Indicates Low-Level of Silver Recovery from Majority of Industrial End-Uses (September 9, 2015 – Washington, D.C.) The Silver Institute today released “Silver Scrap: The Forgotten Fundamental,” a report produced by Metals Focus, the London-based independent precious metals research … Continue reading

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Silver Institute Announces Speakers and Panelists for Silver Industrial Conference

(Washington, D.C. – August 20, 2015) A roster of notable industry leaders will address delegates at the Silver Industrial Conference, hosted by the Silver Institute on October 28-29 in Washington, D.C.  The event will focus on the metal’s ever-growing role … Continue reading

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Silver Institute to Expand Silver Promotion Service Jewelry Marketing Initiative

New Merchandise Category for Savor Silver Program Participants to be introduced (New York, NY – August 5, 2015) — The Silver Promotion Service (SPS) announced that it is expanding the Savor Silver program (www.savorsilver.com) to include a new merchandise classification. … Continue reading

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Upticks in Silver Demand Seen in First Half of 2015

(Washington, D.C. – July 28, 2015) – Through the first half of this year, silver experienced increased demand for jewelry and important industrial applications, two signals of demand growth for this most versatile of metals. Silver jewelry, a mainstay of … Continue reading

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Shanghai to Host 14th China International Silver Conference

(Washington, D.C. – June  22, 2015) – The Silver Institute is pleased to announce that registration is open for the 14th China International Silver Conference (CISC), which will be held in Shanghai, China, from September 16-18, 2015. The CISC is … Continue reading

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Silver Institute Elects New Officers

(Washington, D.C. – June 16, 2015) Mitchell J. Krebs, President, CEO and Director of Coeur Mining, Inc. (CDE: NYSE), has been elected President of the Silver Institute by its membership. Coeur Mining is one of the world’s largest primary silver … Continue reading

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Popular Silver Institute Publication Now Available in Chinese Language

(Washington, D.C. – June 8, 2015) – The Silver Institute is pleased to announce that its widely read bi-monthly publication, Silver News, is now available in Chinese. China plays a vital role in the international silver market.  It is the … Continue reading

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The Silver Institute to Host Silver Industrial Conference October 28-29, 2015

(Washington, D.C. – May 28, 2015) The Silver Institute is pleased to announce the Silver Industrial Conference to be held in Washington, D.C. on October 28-29. Industrial uses of silver accounted for 56 percent of silver demand in 2014.  The … Continue reading

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