Intelligence Series - Mining & Metals

Mining Capex 2020

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Intelligence Series Mining & Metals

The mining sector was in for a promising year of growth before the coronavirus pandemic halted mines and development projects. The economic side of the crisis has put a damper on metal prices and is driving companies to look at saving cash. Some operators have already cut guidance while others continue to review their plans.

Figure - Global Capex of 20 Major Miners Active in LatAm (combined)

Table of contents

  • Overview
  • Graph: Global Capex of 20 Major Miners Active in LatAm (combined)
  • Graph: Global Capex of 20 Major Miners Active in LatAm (by company)
  • Graph: Executed Capex vs Guidance (combined)
  • Graph: Executed Capex vs Guidance (by company)
  • Graph: Capex Plans of Base Metal vs Precious Metal Miners
  • Graph: Sustaining vs Expansionary Capex Plans in 2020
  • BHP
  • Glencore
  • Rio Tinto
  • Vale
  • Anglo American
  • Codelco
  • Freeport-McMoRan
  • Barrick Gold
  • Newmont
  • Antofagasta
  • Teck Resources
  • Southern Copper
  • Kinross Gold
  • First Quantum Minerals
  • Fresnillo
  • SQM
  • Minsur
  • Nexa Resources
  • Yamana Gold
  • Buenaventura

Projects related to this report

  • Pueblo Viejo Expansion
  • El Peñón operational continuity
  • Quebrada Blanca phase III
  • Ciénega optimization project - 5,000TPD
  • Escondida Water Supply Expansion (EWSE)
  • Minera Zaldívar CuproChlor recovery optimization (ex-Zaldivar Chloride Leach)
  • Pyrites plant
  • Juanicipio
  • Chuquicamata underground project
  • Cobre Panama Expansion
  • Quellaveco
  • Cobre Panamá Tailings Dam
  • Quebrada Blanca phase II
  • Cobre Panamá
  • Los Pelambres incremental expansion (INCO, Phase 1)
  • Buenavista Zinc
  • Centinela second concentrator
  • El Pilar
  • Extension of the Salar del Carmen plant
  • Andes Norte (El Teniente New Mine Level)
  • Zafranal
  • Spence Growth Option (SGO)
  • Taca Taca
  • Agua Rica
  • La Coipa Restart (phase 7)
  • Haquira
  • Tía María
  • Toquepala expansion
  • Pilares mine
  • Aripuanã
  • Tente en el Aire (Nueva Victoria plant expansion)
  • Salobo III
  • Salvador Inca pit project
  • Mina Justa
  • B2 tin tailings reprocessing
  • Lobo-Marte
  • El Arco
  • Tambomayo
  • San Nicolás
  • S11D Carajás (Serra Sul)
  • El Abra mine expansion (El Abra Mill Project)
  • Los Chancas
  • Michiquillay
  • Cerro Moro
  • La Zanja expansion
  • Cuajone expansion
  • Andina Transfer


Concetta Cacciatore, Mercedes Alvaro, Rogerio Jelmayer, Samuel Williams

Laura Superneau

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