Industry Trend Analysis - Copper: Accelerating Output, But Risks To Downside - APR 2015
Americas April 2015 / Peru / Industry
Peruvian copper output will expand over the next five years on the back of several large-scale mining projects coming online, encouraged by Peru's good business environment for miners. Mine output...
Industry Trend Analysis - Copper: Holding Its Place, But Slowing Growth Ahead - MAR 2015
Americas March 2015 / Chile / Industry
Chilean copper production will expand 1.6% on average per annum over the next five years, with output totalling 6.2mnt in 2019. Chile will remains the world's top copper supplier through the decade, yet production growth will be modest as miners face both subdued copper prices and operational difficulties.
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Industry Trend Analysis - Gold: Golden Future Still Years Away - MAR 2015
Americas March 2015 / Panama / Industry
Significant mine output growth in Panama is likely several years away as various mining projects have yet to see commercial production. While frontier mining globally will see headwinds due to...
Industry Trend Analysis - Coal: Growth Ahead, Yet Risks Linger - MAR 2015
Americas March 2015 / Colombia / Industry
The Colombian government will seek a continued balance between mining sector expansion on one hand, and local social and environmental concerns on the other, ultimately leading to consistent coal...
Industry Trend Analysis - Iron Ore: Production To Increase Despite Weaker Prices - JAN 2015
Americas January 2015 / Brazil / Industry
Iron ore will remain the dominant produced and exported mineral in Brazil over the coming years. The industry's level of development and quality of the deposits will both enable and encourage...
Industry Trend Analysis - Approved Royalty Legislation Increases Downside Risks - JAN 2015
Americas January 2015 / Guatemala / Industry
If signed into law by President Otto Perez, the recent Congressionally-approved legislation increasing mining royalties in Guatemala will increase the downside risks to our already downbeat outlook for the country's mining sector.
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Industry Trend Analysis - Chinese Deal Confirms Growing Presence In Mexico - JAN 2015
Americas January 2015 / Mexico / Industry
The recent joint agreement between China and Mexico establishing an USD2.4bn fund to invest in energy, infrastructure, and mining projects further confirms our expectation that China will continue...
Industry Trend Analysis - Copper: Global Dominance Assured Through 2018 - DEC 2014
Americas November 2014 / Chile / Industry
Chilean copper production will see average annual growth of 2.1% in 2015-2018, with output totalling 6.3mnt at the end of the forecast period. Continued investment and production growth will ensure...
Industry Trend Analysis - Central American Protests To Be Particularly Fraught - NOV 2014
Americas October 2014 / El Salvador / Industry
Protests against mining development will be especially pervasive in Central America in the coming years. Despite the prospect of investment and jobs in the underdeveloped region, the majority of...
Industry Trend Analysis - New Mine Highlights Both Opportunities & Risks For Mining Sector - NOV 2014
Americas October 2014 / Chile / Industry
Chile's mining sector will remain among the most competitive in the Americas and continue attracting investment, yet firms will face operational challenges in the quarters ahead, leading to slower...