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The Bedford Report

July 12, 2011 08:16 ET

Demand Fundamentals Favor Silver Wheaton and Great Panther Silver

The Bedford Report Provides Equity Research on Silver Wheaton and Great Panther Silver

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jul 12, 2011) - Silver stocks have been steady this month as favorable demand reports have helped offset concerns regarding the slowing economic recovery. With silver demand on the upswing in several emerging economies, silver companies are feverishly boosting production. The Bedford Report examines the outlook for the Silver Market and provides equity research on Silver Wheaton Corporation (NYSE: SLW) (TSX: SLW) and Great Panther Silver Ltd. (NYSE Amex: GPL) (TSX: GPR). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

According to reports from SilverSeek, silver's availability on the Comex has fallen 38 percent to 29 million since 2011 began. Meanwhile, the amount available for Comex clients has increased 23 percent to 72 million ounces.

The Silver Institute forecasts that total industrial use of the metal will rise 36 percent over the next five years to more than 665 million troy ounces annually. New technologies in solar energy, water purification and medical instruments are expected to keep industrial demand for the metal surging going forward.

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Great Panther Silver has instituted a three year plan to boost production. Last month the company posted a 95% year-on-year increase in revenue to $15.5 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2011. The company backed its production target of 3.8 million silver equivalent ounces for 2012.

As of December, 2010, Silver Wheaton had entered into 14 long-term silver purchase agreements and two long-term precious metal purchase agreements. The Company operates in nine business segments: the silver produced by the San Dimas, Zinkgruvan, Yauliyacu, Penasquito, Cozamin, Barrick and Other mines, the gold produced by the Minto mine and corporate operations.

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