Global lead mine production growth will slowly accelerate over 2017 driven by a slight rise in prices in relation to 2016. However, during our forecast period from 2017-2021 production rates will largely stagnate due to a subdued price recovery and a weak global project pipeline. Australia and Peru will be the relative growth bright spots from 2017-2021, supported by stronger project pipelines...
Glencore's strategy of prioritising coal assets at a time when major miners are exiting the market will be a boon for the miner in the coming years. Already the world's largest exporter of seaborne-traded coal, Glencore will be able to continue extending monopoly power in providing cheap energy to the developing world where coal will continue to dominate energy mixes for decades to come.
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.
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