Base Metals Mining in Mexico to 2020

Base Metals Mining in Mexico to 2020
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Summary

The country had the fifth largest global reserves of copper at 38Mt at the end of 2013, accounting for a 5.5% share of global reserves, the fourth-largest global reserves of zinc at 18Mt or a 7.2% share of global reserves and the fifth-largest lead reserves in the world, with 5.6Mt as of February 2014, a 6.2% global share. Mexico was the fifth most attractive country in the world for mining investments in 2013 due to its privileged location and the diversity and potential of its natural resources. Private investment in the industry was US$8 billion, a 5.2% increase compared with 2012. Foreign direct investment (FDI) in the mining industry during the first half of 2014 was US$853.6 million, which was more than double the US$408.2 million in the first half of 2013. On the other hand, domestic investment was US$576 million in 2013, down by 18.2% from the previous year, due to the introduction of a new royalty tax on output.

Scope

  • The report contains an overview of the Mexican base metals (copper, zinc and lead) mining industry together with the key growth factors and restraints affecting the industry. Further, it provides information about reserves, reserves by region, historic production and production forecast, production by state, historic consumption and forecast, consumption by sector, base metal prices, trade information, competitive landscape and major active, exploration and development projects.

Reasons to Buy

  • To gain an understanding of the Mexican base metals (copper, zinc and lead) mining industry, the relevant drivers and restraining factors, reserves, reserves by region, historic and forecast production and consumption, production by region, consumption by sector, trade, base metal prices, competitive landscape and major active, exploration and development projects and the country's fiscal regime.

Date Published

February, 2015

Format / Pages

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