Palladium and Silver Demand in Multilayered Ceramic Chip Capacitors: 2021-2025 Market Outlook

Palladium and Silver Demand in Multilayered Ceramic Chip Capacitors: 2021-2025 Market Outlook

  • January 2021 •
  • 105 pages •
  • Report ID: 6010014 •
  • Format: PDF
Paumanok is frequently asked for an assessment of the volume of consumption of palladium and silver in the worldwide MLCC market. 

This new deep dive analysis in Pauamanok’s 30 year technical-economic analysis of MLCC material supply chains has produced this new report entitled “PGM Demand in MLCC: World Market Outlook: A 2021 to 2025 Analysis of Palladium and silver consumption in MLCC.” 

This 105-page report takes a detailed look at the part of the MLCC supply chain that remains volatile and price sensitive, but critical in specific end markets in electronics requiring high reliability performance in added voltage, frequency and temperature. Churn rates in MLCC are being impacted by a continued move away from PGM in historically closed markets to alternative technology such as nickel and copper’ meanwhile new applications requiring PGM MLCC have emerged in high voltage segment requiring added value of high temperature and New PGM type Soft Terms and PGM barrier layers are adding fuel for new consumption. This at a time in the palladium cycle where prices are exceptionally high and impacted by striking workers in Africa. 

This study contains value, volume and pricing forecasts for palladium and silver bullion consumed in the form of powder and paste in the MLCC production process for low layer count X7R, NPO and porcelain dielectric capacitors. 25 materials vendors to the MLCC industry are identified and profiled.