Like gold and silver, platinum prices have fallen to a fresh new low for the move and in the process reached the lowest price level since January 20th. In addition to fears of economic slowing and adverse currency market action, platinum may also have been weakened by statements by Gold Fields Mineral Services overnight, who suggested that platinum was probably going to have a moderately large net surplus in 2012 and that the situation in the Euro zone would continue to have a significantly negative impact on platinum demand. However, Gold Fields Mineral Services also saw rather impressive demand for platinum last year from the auto and jewelry sectors which may provide some hope of positive demand potential during 2012 from those sectors.