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Trends in the Costs of Raw Materials

Raw material prices have been on the rise and are impacting every company in the electronics supply chain. We watch these trends at TTI because we know that they will find their way into the prices for the components we sell.

We follow the 12 raw materials listed below. Click on any of these to see a chart of its cost trend.

Aluminum Copper Gold Lead Nickel
Oil Palladium Platinum Silver
Tantalite Tin Zinc


The following tables list the extent to which the prices of raw materials impact the cost of electronic components.

Impact of Raw Material Prices on the Cost of Connectors
  Metal Circular Plastic Circular RF Board-to-Board Backplane I/O Terminal Blocks
Base Metals
Aluminum Raw Materials Price Chart icon Med   High   Low Low  
Copper Raw Materials Price Chart icon High High High High High High High
Brass * Med   Med Med Med Med Med
Zinc Raw Materials Price Chart icon   Low     Low Low Low
Nickel Raw Materials Price Chart icon Low Low Med Med Med Med Med
Tin Raw Materials Price Chart icon Low   Med Med Med Med Med
Steel   High            
Lead Raw Materials Price Chart icon Low Low   Low Low Low Low
Precious Metals
Gold Raw Materials Price Chart icon High High High High High High High
Silver Raw Materials Price Chart icon     Low Low Low Low Low
Platinum Raw Materials Price Chart icon     Low Low Low Low Low
Palladium Raw Materials Price Chart icon High High Low High High High Low
Other
Oil Raw Materials Price Chart icon High High High High High High High

* Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc

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Impact of Raw Material Prices on the Cost of Capacitors
  Ceramic Tantalum Aluminum Film Mica SMT Metal Clad
Base Metals
Aluminum Raw Materials Price Chart icon Low Low High Med   Med  
Copper Raw Materials Price Chart icon Med Med Med High High Low High
Zinc Raw Materials Price Chart icon Low Low Low Med Med Med Med
Nickel Raw Materials Price Chart icon Med Med Med Low Low High Low
Tin Raw Materials Price Chart icon Med Low Med Med High Med Med
Steel   Low Low Med Low Low Low  
Lead Raw Materials Price Chart icon Low Low Low Low High** Low  
Precious Metals
Gold Raw Materials Price Chart icon Low Low Low Low   Low  
Silver Raw Materials Price Chart icon Med Low Low Low High Med High
Platinum Raw Materials Price Chart icon Med Med Low Low   Low  
Palladium Raw Materials Price Chart icon High Med Low Low   Med  
Other
Oil Raw Materials Price Chart icon Low Low Med High Low Low Low
** If non-RoHS compliant part

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Impact of Raw Material Prices on the Cost of Resistors
  Metal Film Wirewound Trimmers Networks Carbon SMD
Base Metals
Aluminum Raw Materials Price Chart icon Med Med High High Med  
Copper Raw Materials Price Chart icon High High Med Med High  
Zinc Raw Materials Price Chart icon Low Low Low Low Low  
Nickel Raw Materials Price Chart icon Low Med Med Med Low Low
Tin Raw Materials Price Chart icon Med Med Med Med Low Low
Steel   Low Med Med Low Low  
Lead Raw Materials Price Chart icon High** High** High** High** High** High**
Precious Metals
Gold Raw Materials Price Chart icon Low Low Low Low Low  
Silver Raw Materials Price Chart icon Low Low Low High Low Med
Platinum Raw Materials Price Chart icon Low Low Low Low Low  
Palladium Raw Materials Price Chart icon Low Low Low Med Low High
Other
Oil Raw Materials Price Chart icon Low Low Low Low Low Med
** If non-RoHS compliant part

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Impact of Raw Material Prices on the Cost of Inductors, Ferrites, Fuses, and Varistors
  Inductors Ferrites Fuses Varistors
Base Metals
Aluminum Raw Materials Price Chart icon Low Med Low Low
Copper Raw Materials Price Chart icon High Med High High
Zinc Raw Materials Price Chart icon Med Med Med High
Nickel Raw Materials Price Chart icon Med Med High Med
Tin Raw Materials Price Chart icon Low Med High High
Steel   Med Med Low Low
Lead Raw Materials Price Chart icon Low Low Low Low
Precious Metals
Gold Raw Materials Price Chart icon Low Low Med Low
Silver Raw Materials Price Chart icon Low Med High Med
Platinum Raw Materials Price Chart icon Low Low Low Low
Palladium Raw Materials Price Chart icon Low Low Low Med
Other
Oil Raw Materials Price Chart icon Low Low Low Low
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