Industry Trend Analysis - Weekly Mining & Projects Roundup - SEPT 2015

Zambia's copper production will be constrained by ongoing power rationing, which will force miners to curb output.

  • On top of continued coal price weakness, US coal producers will face significant headwinds from stricter EPA environmental regulations and declining coal demand growth.

  • Protectionist measures will rise in India's metals industry. India might double its import tax on aluminium to counter cheap imports from the Middle East and China, support domestic producers and offset increase in costs.

  • Production Constraints To Curb Growth
    Zambia: Copper Mine Production ('000 tonnes) & Growth y-o-y (%)
    f=BMI forecast. Source: USGS, BMI

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