As with gold and silver, the platinum market is under substantial pressure this morning as January platinum has fallen to the lowest price levels since October 11th. With platinum prices this morning still more than $85 an ounce above their September lows, many traders feel that the platinum market could be showing some vulnerability to fresh global economic slowing fears as well as to renewed Euro zone debt travails. There are some traders in the market who feel that platinum might receive future support from fears that further involvement from the Zimbabwe government in that nation's platinum mining efforts could ultimately reduce output, but other traders feel that issue is unlikely to overtake big picture macro economic influences. Chinese Industrial Output during September was up 13.8% year-on-year, higher than forecasts and may indicate higher industrial platinum demand from that nation through the rest of this year.