As one of the most widely used metals in the world, silver is also one of the most versatile. Pure silver is one of the best conductors of heat and electricity as well as being the best reflector of visible light. In addition to various electronics and batteries, silver can also be woven into clothing to prevent bacteria of sweats and oils.
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The world’s appetite for silver is strong and the demand has been surging this year, especially in the U.S. Thanks to Visual Capitalist, the following infographic examines the world’s growing hunger for the precious metal and where it’s coming from.