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Johnson Matthey said platinum output dropped 10 percent in 2012: auto catalysts account for 33 percent of global demand, and industrial applications account for 28 percent.
James Cordier at Optionsellers.com said platinum fundamentals are very bullish as end-users rush to secure supplies.
JPMorgan Chase said platinum and related metals may spike in 2013 and 2014 because of higher consumption and a lack of investment in mines
Silver inventories are the highest since 1997.
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