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Trusted processing advisors for miners, smelters and refiners

The SFA (Oxford) team has advised on the placement of concentrates and matte, right-sized mines to plant feeds and technology types, evaluated new processing technologies and motivated investment. We have identified and quantified South Africa’s PGM, base metal and waste product output from concentrators, smelters and refineries, estimated the production of secondary materials from each processing stage, and defined the typical chemical assay of each secondary material.

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Solutions for processors

Market Outlook Reports for Processors

Evaluation of PGM Processing Utilisation

SFA's advanced mineral processing assessment offers offtake opportunities into existing PGM smelting, base metals and precious metals refining facilities.

PGM Waste Streams Quantification and Audit

A detailed look at the precious metals recovered from PGM processing plant waste streams at concentrators, smelters and refineries, and tailings dams.

The PGM Quarterly Market Outlook (3-year forecast)

Released every three months, this price risk-focused report details-impacting factors for platinum, palladium and rhodium markets for the next three years.

The 2031 PGM Market Outlook

Released Bi-annually, our highly-detailed 10-year view provides current, and long-term trends and influences acting on the global PGM markets.

The 2040 PGM Market Outlook

Released annually, this ground-breaking forward-looking report analyses the influences and trends on the PGM markets between 2030 and 2040.

The Ruthenium Market Outlook to 2025

Stay up-to-date with quarterly 5-year view forecast on ruthenium's technological developments and underlying evolution of supply, demand and end-use applications.

The Iridium Market Outlook to 2025

A comprehensive quarterly report on iridium market fundamentals and integration of future technologies for new and existing end-users.

Green Hydrogen Metals Market Outlook

A proprietary report unlocking the current and future demands for precious metals (Pt, Ir, and Ru) used in electrolysers and fuel cells for the hydrogen economy.

Heraeus Precious Appraisal and Market Spotlights

In collaboration with Heraeus, this weekly report makes sure all the key precious metal and macroeconomic developments are fully analysed by the SFA team.

Spent Autocatalyst Recycling

A comprehensive study of recycled autocatalysts from scrapyards, collection, decanners, smelting and refining players, technology developments and economics.

Joining the Dots between Metal Flows and Prices

Unrivalled insights and definitive answers to PGM purchasing dynamics, metal flows, trading and pricing factors affecting platinum, palladium and rhodium.

Black swan events and PGM market impacts

The SFA team is constantly providing rich insights for its clients on structural events moving the PGM markets, particularly when the situation continues to change.

Our industry value chain expertise

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Together our highly experienced team and specialist network can accommodate your most challenging needs.

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SFA (Oxford) provides bespoke, independent intelligence on the strategic metal markets, specifically tailored to your needs. To find out more about what we can offer you, please contact us.

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