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Industry Trend Analysis - Tin: Myanmar, Indonesia To Slow Global Production Growth - JUNE 2017

Americas June 2017 / Global / Industry

Global tin mine production growth will decelerate over 2017-2021 compared to the previous five years, due to declining growth rates in Myanmar, DRC and Indonesia. Despite this, traditionally large producers such as China and Peru will moderately increase their growth rates, thus ensuring absolute numbers will keep on rising in the coming years.


Industry Trend Analysis - Currency Movements: Winners & Losers In The Mining Industry - JUNE 2017

Asia Pacific June 2017 / Global / Industry

Currency movements will remain an important factor determining mining company profits in the coming years as our currency forecasts vary significantly among countries. Based on our forecasts, margins on projects in Latin America will be pressurised most from appreciating local currencies while those in Australia will gain as the coming years will see the currency depreciate.


Global Industry Overview - Zinc: Modest Output Growth Ahead - MAY 2017

Europe May 2017 / Global / Industry

The global zinc concentrate industry will return to muted production growth in 2017, supported by improving prices and a solid project pipeline.


Industry Trend Analysis - SSA: Key Mining Risks Ahead - JUNE 2017

Middle East & Africa June 2017 / Africa / Industry

BMI View: Sub-Saharan Africa's mining sector will continue to face significant challenges in 2017. Upcoming elections in key markets will contribute to regulatory uncertainty and worsen the security environment, while a flare up in resource nationalism and continued infrastructure deficits will pose additional downside risks to miners operating in the region.