The indium price has shown some volatility in recent years due to changes in supply and demand as well as developments in the global economy and industrial sectors. Below is a brief overview of historical price trends for indium:
In the early 2000s, the price of indium rose sharply due to the rapid growth of the LCD (liquid crystal display) industry and the increasing demand for indium tin oxide (ITO) coatings used in touch screens and other electronic displays.
The price of indium peaked at over €930 per kilogram in 2007, but then fell sharply as the global financial crisis and economic downturn led to a decline in demand for electronic products.
From 2010 to 2014, the price of indium remained relatively stable, hovering between €460 and €650 per kilogram.
In recent years, the price of indium has fluctuated somewhat due to various factors, such as changes in the global economy, developments in the electronics industry and changes in mining and production methods.
At the time of my knowledge in September 2021, the indium price was around €305 to €325 per kilogram, below the 2007 peak but still above the lows during the global economic downturn. It is important to note that these price trends can change over time, depending on a number of economic and industry factors.
In summary, however, prices should rise again, especially if the current economic problems are resolved. Therefore, now is a good time to buy indium while the indium price is low.