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The report titled ‘Chile Mining Market Outlook to 2017- Copper Mining Market to Foster Industry Growth’ provides a comprehensive analysis of the various aspects such as market size, segmentation, trends and developments and future projections of the mining market of Chile. The mining market of Chile is majorly comprised of minerals such as copper, molybdenum, zinc, gold and rhenium which are produced by various open pit and underground mines in Chile. The report provides the market share and company profiles of major players in major segments.
Chile is one of the leading mining countries in Latin America. The country is the leading producer of copper and rhenium globally. In 2011, the country accounted for about 32% of the world copper production from mine and 51% of the world’s rhenium mine production. The country was also a major producer of gold, molybdenum, rhenium, zinc and silver. Copper mining in Chile has played an important role in the Chilean economy. Most of the copper mines are situated in the Atacama Desert. The world’s largest open pit copper mine Chuquicamata is located in this desert and is one of the largest contributors to the country’s copper output.
Chile has rich deposits of valuable minerals such as lithium, copper, gold and molybdenum. In 2011, the total reserves for lithium were ~ metric tons which accounted for 58.0% of the total world’s reserves for lithium. Salar De Atacama is the world’s largest lithium salt lake which is located in the Atacama region in Chile. The leading producers of lithium in Chile are Rockwood Holdings and SQM. The country had a total of ~ metric tons of reserves for copper in 2011 which accounted for 27.0% of the world’s total reserves.
In 2012, the total production of Chilean mining market reached ~ metric tons. The country’s export of the metallic minerals which include copper, gold, molybdenum, iron and silver reached USD ~ million in 2012 from USD ~ million in 2007 at a CAGR of 4.9% during 2007 to 2012. The demand for metallic minerals from other countries increased the exports from Chile over the years. The metallic minerals from Chile are majorly exported to the countries such as Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Argentina, Venezuela, China and Japan.
Copper has remained as one of the major contributors to the total mineral production in the mining industry in Chile during 2007-2012. The total copper production in 2012 was ~ metric tons which accounted for ~% of the total mine production in Chile. Chile has wealthy deposits of copper. The western coast of South America consists of rich copper deposits. The Chilean deposits such as the Chuquicamata, Escondida, Collahausi and El Teniente are some of the biggest copper producing mines in the world.
Chile has substantial mineral reserves and the overall mining market in Chile is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.6% during 2012-2017. The mine production is expected to reach ~ metric tons in 2017 growing from ~ metric tons in 2012. Combined with the extensive mineral exploration projects and investments in mineral exploration in Chile for commodities such as gold, molybdenum and silver the mining industry of the country is anticipated to expand sizably in the future.
KEY TOPICS COVERED IN THE REPORT
- Chile mining market size
- The market segmentation of Chile mining market by the type of mineral.
- The market size, future outlook and projections of the copper mining market in Chile
- The market size, future outlook and projections of the molybdenum mining market in Chile
- The market size, future outlook and projections of the zinc mining market in Chile
- The market size, future outlook and projections of the gold mining market in Chile
- The market size, future outlook and projections of the rhenium mining market in Chile
- Trends and developments of Chile mining market.
- Market share of major players in Chile mining market by minerals.
- Profiles of major players in Chile mining market.
- Future outlook and projections of Chile mining market
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