Worldwide Total Silver Demand Hits Record High in 2022: Silver Market in Structural Deficit

All major silver groups recorded high demand in 2022, contributing to a new total global record of 1.242 billion ounces. In particular, industrial demand – which makes up nearly half of all silver demand – rose by 5 percent, physical silver investment rose by 22 percent, jewelry increased 29 percent, and silverware jumped 80 percent.