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Chile Mining Report

Published 18 September 2014

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Chile Mining Report

BMI View: Chile's mining sector will see modest growth of 1.2% on average per annum in 2014-2018. M ajor miners will continue to develop several large projects, encouraged both by the country's stable political and business environments , and significant mineral reserves. Yet elevated operational costs, lagging productivity, regulatory changes, and subdued copper and precious metal prices will limit sector growth and miners' expansion plans .

Chile's mining sector will remain dominated by copper production for the foreseeable future. The metal currently accounts for nearly 92% of mining exports as measured in dollar terms and nearly 60% of the country's total exports. We expect the mining industry to be hit by lower copper prices, which we forecast will average lower year-on-year (y-o-y) to 2018, with prices averaging USD6,750/tonne in 2015. Still, the pipeline of copper projects and the country's global dominance in copper production will ensure the country maintains its lead despite falling ore grades and lagging productivity.

Large & Mid-Tier Players To Invest In Years Ahead

State-owned Codelco will remain Chile's largest copper miner as measured in output, and indeed the largest copper miner globally, through 2018. The company recently pushed back its forecast for 2.0mnt of copper output annually to 2025 though, from its earlier target of 2020, due to disagreements with the Chilean government over annual investment levels. While the Chilean government recently agreed to provide USD4bn of financing to 2018, the firm may need to seek other funding to meet its ambitious output targets.

Chile To Keep Position As Top Copper Producer
Chile - Share & Rank Of Global Mining Output, 2013

Other large global diversified miners, including Glencore Xstrata, Anglo American, BHP Billiton, and Rio Tinto, are active in the copper space and are either developing new projects or investing heavily in current ones. The rest of Chile's mining sector is...

Table of Contents

BMI Industry View
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Risks Continue To Rise In Face Promising Sector Potential
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Precious Metals Key To Growth
7
Key Players
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SWOT
9
Industry Forecast
10
Copper
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Poor Energy Infrastructure To Force Prices Higher
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Table: Chile - Major Copper Investment Projects
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Rising Costs Threaten Investment
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Table: Chile - Copper Production, 2009-2017
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Silver
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Table: Chile - Key Silver Mine Projects
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Table: Chile - Silver Production
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Gold
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Diversification Opportunities For Wider Economy
17
Table: Chile - Major Gold Projects
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Risks To Gold Sector Remain Elevated
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Table: Chile - Gold Production
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Industry Risk Reward Ratings
19
Public Opposition And Government Pressures
19
Chile: Sound Business Environment
20
United States: Permitting Issues Limit Growth Potential
21
Brazil: Iron Ore To Drive Mining Sector Growth
21
Canada: Continued Developed Country Mining Destination
21
Table: Americas Mining Risk/Reward Ratings
22
Peru: Protests Will Keep Pressure On Miners And Government
22
Argentina: Clear Potential Amid High Risks
23
Mexico: Positive Outlook For Precious Metals
23
Market Overview
24
Copper Dominates Mining Industry
24
Precious Metals Gaining Interest
26
Positive Business Environment To Remain
27
Table: Regional 2013 Country Risk Ratings
28
Risks To Outlook
28
Table: Chilean Mining Industry Value And Production Forecasts
29
Regulatory Development
30
Government Policies Favour Investment
30
Slim Possibility Of Additional Taxes
30
Commodities Forecast
31
Commodity Strategy - Monthly Metals Update
31
Iron Ore
32
Steel
34
Aluminium
35
Copper
36
Lead
37
Nickel
38
Tin
39
Zinc
40
Table: Select Commodities - Performance And BMI Forecasts
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Table: BMI Commodity Strategy Table
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Competitive Landscape
42
Promising Firms
42
Table: Financial Data For Key Mining Firms Listed In Chile, FY2011
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Company Profile
44
Anglo American
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Table: Anglo American - Key Financial Data
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Antofagasta
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Table: Antofagasta - Financial Data
52
Codelco
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Table: Codelco - Financial Data
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Xstrata
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Table: Xstrata - Key Financial Data
61
Regional Overview
63
Americas Mining Sector Outlook
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Table: Key Central America And Caribbean Mining Projects
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Global Industry Overview
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Global Mining Outlook
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Table: Recent Tax Increases
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Methodology
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Risk/Reward Ratings Methodology
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Table: Mining Business Environment Indicators
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Table: Weighting Of Components
80

The Chile Mining Report has been researched at source and features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s mining and commodity forecasts for metals, minerals and gems, covering all major indicators including reserves, production, exports and values. The report also analyses trends and prospects, national and multinational companies and changes in the regulatory environment.

BMI's Chile Mining Report provides industry strategists, service companies, company analysts and consultants, government departments, trade associations and regulatory bodies with BMI's independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the mining industry in Chile.

Key Benefits

  • Use BMI's independent industry forecasts on Chile to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and planning in this mining market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in Chile's mining sector through our reviews of latest mining industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Chile.
  • Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. KPIs and latest activity), Key Projects Tables and Competitive Landscape Tables.

Coverage

BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI's key forecasts and industry analysis, covering mining reserves, supply, demand and prices, plus analysis of landmark company developments and key changes in the regulatory environment.

Business Environment Rankings

BMI's Mining Business Environment Rankings provide a country-comparative Risk-Reward Rankings index aimed at investors (mining companies and support service providers) in the regional mining market. The rankings methodology makes sophisticated use of over 40 industry, economic and demographic data points and is part of BMI's integrated Country Risk-Industry rankings products.

Key Projects

Details and analysis of all current and planned developments (new ventures, capacity expansion and other investments) across the sector broken down by metal/ore.

BMI Industry Forecasts

Historic data series (2009-2012) and forecasts to end-2018 for all key industry and economic indicators (see list below), supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecast. Indicators include:

  • Mining Industry: Industry size (US$mn), real growth (%), % of GDP, employment ('000), workforce as % of total workforce, average wage (US$).
  • Output:Production volumes ('000 tonnes, carats etc.) for all major metals, minerals, ores and gems mined in each state, including bauxite, copper, gold, coal, lead, silver, tin, titanium, uranium, zinc etc.
  • Exports: Value of exports (US$mn) for all major metals, minerals, ores and gems mined in each state .
  • Commodity Markets: Global demand, supply, stocks and benchmark prices (US$) for aluminium, copper, lead, nickel, tin, zinc, gold and steel.

BMI Macroeconomic Forecasts

BMI forecasts to end-2018 for all headline macroeconomic indicators, including real GDP growth (%), inflation (%), fiscal balance (% of GDP), trade balance (US$bn), current account (US$bn) and external debt (US$bn).

Competitive Landscape Tables & Analysis

Comparative company analyses and tables detailing by US$ sales, % share of total sales, number of employees, year established, market cap/NAV, ownership structure, production and % market share.

Company Profiles

Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI's industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.

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