Palladium is a metal that is in high demand among automakers. Russia and South Africa are the largest suppliers of this metal in the world market. At the moment, palladium is recognized as the most expensive precious metal: for the first time since October 2002, it has bypassed gold. The palladium price reached $1,252 per 1 ounce, while gold was traded at $1,238 per 1 ounce. In October and November of this year, a sharp rise in palladium quotes was recorded, thanks to a number of reasons, in particular, the expectation of a lack of metal supply.