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Strategic Outlook on Potential Investments in LATAM Mining Industry

  • December 2013
  • 52 pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
Report ID: 1941675


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How do Macro Trends Drive the LATAM Mining Industry?

Mining Industry Snapshot

The global mining inustry is undergoing expansions and is witnessing huge investments. Approximately xx % of the global mining investments for the mining of various minerals, has been in Latin American countries and Australia.
Key countries receiving global mining investments are Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Australia, Kazakhstan, China, India and Russia.

Latin America
The main reason for the growth and expansion of the Latin American mining industry is the strong demand for metals. Latin American countries are mineral rich and copper, bauxite, zinc, molybdenum, gold, and silver resources have increased significantly over the years.
Below are some key minerals and their leading producers in the world that have scope for future investments:
Mexico—Silver, bismuth, and fluorite
Bolivia, Chile—lithium
Brazil—Iron, aluminum, manganese, niobium, and graphite
Argentina—Aluminum, bismuth, copper, and gold

Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina
Brazil’s mineral production is expected to grow by xx % to xx % for the next five years and in 2012, Brazil’s mineral production was approximately $xx billion.
Currently, more than xx odd mining projects related to silver or gold are in operation in Argentina.
Mexico is the world’s leading producer of silver and one of the top gold producers as well. Mexico remains ranks as the safest destination for investors in the mining industry in terms of mining exploration and investments.

Industry Outlook of Leading LATAM Countries

Demand for Resources:
Approximately xx % of the global short- and long-term demand for resources is catered to by Brazil which driving industry growth. The demand from maturing marketplaces such as India and Brazil will help the mining industry maintain momentum as demand in China begins to slow down.

Argentina—Gold, Silver, and Copper
- Presently, only about xx % of Argentina’s territory has been geographically explored and already, it is attracting many mining companies to invest.
- About xx -odd mining projects, related to silver or gold, are at different stages of development in Argentina.
- Mining exploration companies are marking their territory by making quick investments into their discoveries.

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