Platinum

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Platinum

A rare and valuable metal. Platinum is used in jewelry and electronics. Platinum is traded as a commodity on various security exchanges. Platinum is volatile like other commodities, but generally maintains a relatively high price.
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An easier time has been had by Amplat's Potgietersrust Platinums, with gross sales revenue increasing by 26.5% for the six months up to December 1996 thanks, primarily, to an increased sales "volumes.
The effects of a strike at Rustenburg Platinum in South Africa almost eight months ago, is still being felt.
The damage caused by an illegal strike at Rustenburg Platinum Holdings (RPH) during July and August last year, which cost the company about R250m and affected planned production by about 100,000 ounces of refined platinum, looks set to continue this year.
For the six months ending December 1996, refined platinum production at RPH was 689,733 ounces which is substantially lower than the 807,000 ounces produced during the equivalent period 12 months earlier.