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Palladium outlook brightest once auto sector rebounds

The well-documented shortages of semiconductors have slammed the brakes on global vehicle production. As a result, the near-term prospects for platinum group metals (PGMs) demand in autocatalysts have been dented. It is only once a meaningful recovery in auto output takes hold that demand for PGMs will pick up once again. But the likelihood is that semiconductor shortages rumble on for a while longer yet.

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