Rhodium – What Is It & How Does It Affect Scrap Prices?

Posted: June 3, 2020


The Team at RRCats.com wants to be the service company that can give you the knowledge to make the most money with your Catalytic Converters. This week we focus on the Precious Metal: Rhodium (Rh) and how that affects the price of your scrap Catalytic Converters.

What is Rhodium (Rh)?

…and how does it relate to Scrap Catalytic Converters?

Rhodium is one of the six platinum group metals: platinum, palladium, rhodium, osmium, iridium, and ruthenium. The main use of Rhodium (Rh) is in catalytic converters designed to clean vehicle emissions. 

There is about 3-7% of precious metals in most Catalytic Converters. These precious metals: platinum, palladium, and rhodium for the control of vehicular emissions. However, these precious metals are very expensive and add to the cost of catalytic converters and there worth.

Rhodium (Rh) has been on a rollercoaster ride this year, it was at record highs in February of this year topping out at $13,025 per ounce. Then when the Global Pandemic related to COVID-19 hit, prices dropped at low as $2,500 per ounce. Rhodium (Rh) is on the upswing and has started to level out to where it was in December of 2019 and January of 2020.

Below you can see how Rhodium (Rh)’s price has fluctuated so far this year, as well as the averages in Q1, Q2 and so far in 2020.

 

 

Rhodium(Rh) averages as of June 5th, 2020
Q1 $9418 Per Ounce
Q2 $6169 Per Ounce
2020 average thru June $7934 Per Ounce

 

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