Silver: United States

This report forecasts US silver consumption and mine production in metric tons to 2017. Total consumption is segmented by market in terms of industrial, coins and medals, photography, and jewelry and silverware.

To illustrate historical trends, total consumption and total mine production are provided in an annual series from 2002 through 2012; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2007 and 2012. An Industry Overview section defines markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and provides pertinent background on silver mine production trends, pricing trends, technological developments, trade, and global production.

A Demand Forecasts section assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each market segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading suppliers competing to serve US demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 21-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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