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Americans Now Lead The World In Physical Silver Investment

The U.S. experienced a huge increase in silver bar demand in 2015 due to the inclusion of “Private rounds and bars” now in the data. So, all private silver bar and rounds sold are lumped into the Silver Bar category. Even though India ranked first place when it comes to silver bar demand, if we include Official Coin sales, the U.S. is now the global leader of physical silver investment.

Silver Investment Surge Pushes North American Domestic Supply To Record Deficit

Total sales of Silver Maples & Silver Eagles of 81.3 Moz in 2015 is 33.7 Moz over domestic silver mine supply of 47.6 Moz from U.S. & Canada. This includes sales of Only the two Official Silver Coins. U.S. & Canada had to import 33.7 Moz to produce just these two. While they continue to import silver to meet current silver investment needs, it may not be true in future.

Forget Short-Term Price Swings - Focus on Silver Market Trends & Global Economy

Focus on the continued disintegration of the U.S. and global financial system and economies. While precious metals investors are concerned about the short-term price movements in silver, the real focus should be on this amazing silver market trend. Physical Silver Bar and Coin demand jumped 24% in 2015 versus the prior year reaching a record 292.3 million oz.

Comex Registered Silver Inventories Plunge Nearly 10% In One Day

The Comex continues to see a drain of its Registered Silver inventories, while the SHFE inventories are showing a rapid increase. It will be interesting to see what happens at these two exchanges over the next 6 months. If Comex Registered Silver inventories continue to fall, this could spell more trouble for the highly leveraged paper based precious metal markets going forward.

Something Broke In The U.S. Silver Market

After looking over all the figures, it seems as if something broke in the U.S. Silver Market this year. By that, I mean the normal supply and demand forces no longer make sense. I believe this stemmed from the massive amount of physical silver investment demand beginning in June as financial and geopolitical events pushed the retail silver market into severe shortages.

Do The Silver Market Fundamentals Matter? If Yes - When?

This is the question an increasing number of gold and silver investors are asking themselves. Unfortunately, the fundamentals don’t provide the EXACT TIME when they matter. Yes, it’s true that the propping up of the markets by the Fed and Central Banks has gone on longer than we realized, the unraveling of the World’s Greatest Financial Ponzi Scheme is still on its way.

India's Silver Imports Near Record At A Quarter Of Global Mine Supply

India imported 2,882 tonnes (92.6 million ounces) of silver in the first six months of 2014, down slightly from the previous record set last year at 2,980 tonnes. According to the 2014 World Silver Survey, global silver production around 800 million ounces in 2013. Thus, India imported 23%, nearly a quarter of global mine supply.

2013 Results: Top Primary Miners Real Cost To Produce Silver

Due to Fed’s QE policy of propping up the stock& bond markets while hammering precious metals, the top primary miners gave away their silver at a loss in 2013. While some of the top 12 primary miners stated adjusted income gains, all the companies suffered net income losses — a staggering $1.7 billion loss for the group.

Mexico Silver Production Down a Stunning 10%

If Silver Prices remain below $20, it is highly likely that more primary silver miners will be forced to put their high cost Silver Production mines on care & maintenance until prices recover

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