Intelligence Series - Mining & Metals

Copper in Latin America: A Persistent Paradox

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At the start of 2019 most analysts were bullish on copper but by mid-year macroeconomic factors and geopolitical uncertainty had begun to weigh on prices and forecasts. Nonetheless, copper projects continue to advance in Latin America and the global deficit is set to grow amid on-going civil unrest throughout the region.

Figure - Global Copper Production

Table of contents

  • Introduction: Solid Fundamentals, Wobbly Backdrop
  • Chile Sitting Pretty But For How Long?
  • Peru Riding The Wave Despite Policital Unrest
  • Latin America’s Up-and-Coming Copper Producers
  • Conclusion: The Times They Are A-Changing

Companies related to this report

  • Codelco Chile, División Chuquicamata
  • Corporación Nacional del Cobre de Chile, División Ministro Hales
  • Minera Escondida Limitada
  • CRU
  • BHP
  • Newcrest Mining Limited
  • EcuaCorriente S.A.
  • Sierra Gorda Sociedad Contractual Minera
  • Minera Antares Perú S.A.C.
  • Compañía Minera Doña Inés de Collahuasi SCM
  • Ministerio de Energía y Minas de la República del Perú
  • Aluminum Corporation of China Limited
  • Corporación Nacional del Cobre de Chile
  • Codelco Chile División El Teniente
  • Codelco - División Andina
  • Codelco Chile División Gabriela Mistral
  • Codelco Chile División Radomiro Tomic
  • Anglo American plc
  • Cámara Minera de México
  • Minera Panamá S.A.
  • Nexa Resources S.A.
  • Sociedad Contractual Minera El Abra
  • Comisión Chilena del Cobre
  • Antofagasta Minerals S.A.
  • Teck Resources Limited
  • HudBay Minerals Inc.
  • Ero Copper Corp.
  • ICM Pachapaqui S.A.C
  • SolGold plc
  • Freeport-McMoRan Inc.
  • Goldcorp Inc.
  • Consejo Minero de Chile A.G.
  • KGHM International Ltd.
  • Compañía de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A.
  • Sumitomo Corp.
  • Newmont Goldcorp Corporation
  • Vale S.A.
  • Southern Copper Corporation
  • Minera Alumbrera Ltd.
  • Glencore plc
  • Minsur S.A.
  • First Quantum Minerals Ltd.
  • Mantos Copper S.A.
  • Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde S.A.A.
  • Yamana Gold Inc.
  • Mineração Caraíba S/A


Greta Bourke

Michael Place

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