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Industry Trend Analysis - Lithium Output Take Off In 2019 On Deal-Making, Spending Ramp Up - FEB 2018

Americas January 2018 / Latin America / Industry

Chile and Argentina's lithium sectors will attract significant investment over the coming quarters, as lithium-ion battery producers racing to secure supply keeps prices elevated. Based on project pipelines, we expect the bulk of new capacity to come online in 2019.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Gold: New Projects To Drive Steady Production Growth - JAN 2018

Asia Pacific December 2017 / Global / Industry

The global gold mining industry will experience steady production growth, supported by rising prices and improving operational costs over the coming years.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Zinc: Miners To Ramp Up Production In 2018 - FEB 2018

Europe January 2018 / Global / Industry

Globally, mined zinc production growth will accelerate in 2018 as rising prices encourage miners to bring idled capacity back online following years of declining production or weak growth.

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Market Strategy - Weekly Commodities Strategy: Looking Ahead To 2018 - JAN 2018

Middle East & Africa December 2017 / Global / Industry

Although we are bullish on most commodity prices from a multi-year perspective, we expect that the rapid rebound of the past two years is reaching its limits. In particular, we expect industrial commodities (coal, oil and industrial metals) to experience a pause in their medium-term uptrends over 2018. We expect agricultural commodities to outperform over the next 12 months after underperforming so far in 2017, led by grains and cocoa. Crop damage from a La Ni?a weather cycle in the coming months could reinforce agricultural price outperformance, although this remains a risk rather than our core view for now (see 'La Ni?a Threats Return', October 18).

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