Gallium is a silver-shimmering metal that stands out for its fascinating inconsistency: Already at just over room temperature (29.8 ° C) it melts and contracts in the process. However, the boiling point of the resource is extremely high: Gallium only starts to cook at 2,403 ° C.
Gallium is used in a lot of exciting areas of application. These include semiconductors, solar systems, electrical engineering as well as LED and OLED. LED are used worldwide, the photovoltaic industry is growing and sales of high-tech mobile devices such as notebooks and mobile phones are increasing. The result is a full-fledged gallium boom. The resource is also used in permanent magnets, which are important for electric vehicles and wind turbines. Of minor economic importance, but far more well known, is its use in fever thermometers as a substitute for the toxic mercury.
The demand for gallium is estimated to be six times the current production volume in 2030.
Gallium is a critical resource, which means it is of high economic relevance but only of limited availability. This makes gallium ideal for an alternative investment. The global production capacity of the rare metal is currently at around 720 tonnes per year and is considered to be exhausted.
However, demand is constantly increasing: For foreseeable technical innovations up to 2030, the Fraunhofer Institute for System and Innovation Research expects a worldwide demand that is six times higher than today’s world production of gallium. An acquisition of gallium, especially for medium and long term investments, thus offers a smart way to diversify the investment portfolio.
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