South, central American silver production centers puts it at risk of disruptions

Visual Capitalist/Govind Bhutada

Repost from 10-19-2021

graphic image representing silver's supply chain

“Although silver is widely known as a precious metal, its industrial uses accounted for more than 50% of silver demand in 2020. From jewelry to electronics, various industries utilize silver’s high conductivity, aesthetic appeal, and other properties in different ways. With the adoption of electric vehicles, 5G networks, and solar panels, the world is embracing more technologies that rely on silver. But behind all this silver are the companies that mine and refine the precious metal before it reaches other industries. The above infographic from Blackrock Silver outlines silver’s global supply chain and brings the future of silver supply into the spotlight.”

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