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Platinum market surplus to widen in 2018

The platinum market moved into a small surplus in 2017 and is expected to move further into surplus this year, as rising industrial demand is outweighed by a decline in autocatalyst consumption and lower net investment.

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Platinum demand fell in 2017 on lower Japanese investment buying, use in China's jewellery industry

Johnson Matthey said its latest PGM market report that 2017's surplus had been caused by a combination of lower total demand, flat mine supply, improved recycling volumes and higher sales from South