BMI View: Peru's mining industry will ramp up in terms of value and production growth , despite low mineral prices during 2016-2019. C ompetitive operating costs and a stable business environment will support a strong project pipeline.
|Note: See industry forecasts for specific commodity growth forecasts. e/f = BMI estimate/forecast. Source: National sources, BMI|
|Mining Industry Value, USDbn||23.38||21.49||20.28||20.06||20.85||22.14||23.53|
|Mining Industry Value, USDbn, % y-o-y||-8.07||-8.09||-5.62||-1.07||3.93||6.16||6.28|
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Peru's extractive industry will experience significant growth over our forecast period to 2019. We expect the sector's value to climb from USD20.1bn in 2016 to USD23.5bn by 2019, averaging 3.8% annual growth. This rate represents a significant improvement from the 5.1% annual decline over 2012-2015. In particular, we expect copper and gold to outperform in terms of production growth due to strong project pipelines and continued investment. Silver and tin will also benefit from a number of key projects, while lead and zinc output posts slower growth. The country will remain a top global producer of each of these metals.
Copper projects account for the largest proportion of new mine projects and expansions. The Peruvian government estimates that the country's current mining projects pipeline totals over USD75bn. The sector is dominated by global copper mining majors including Southern Copper (a division of Grupo Mexico), Freeport McMoRan and Glencore Xstrata, which are boosting output by both expanding existing operations and undertaking new investment projects. Increasing Chinese investment and mining activity will stem from MMG and Chinalco.
Ongoing metal price weakness, anti-mining protests, and illegal mining will remain key challenges to Peru's mining industry. While these factors may result in project delays, Peru's low operating costs, supportive political environment and significant project pipeline will offset any production declines.
Peru's mining sector will be supported by the country's vast mineral reserves, open investment framework, and low operating costs. Peru will remain competitive relative to other Americas mining jurisdictions and we expect mining firms will continue to invest in the country. While the country's overall tax levels are relatively higher than its regional peers, miners in Chile still face elevated labour, electricity and water costs compared to Peru. Moreover, the business environments for mining firms in Argentina and Bolivia remain poor, while Brazil's regulatory and investment frameworks remain complex and hinder foreign investment.
The Peru Mining Report has been researched at source and features BMI Research'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.
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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.
Industry SWOT analysis
Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the mining sector and within the broader political, economic and business environment.
BMI Industry Forecasts
Historic data series (2009-2013) and forecasts to end-2019 for key industry and economic indicators, supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key risks to the main forecasts. Indicators include:
- Mining industry: Industry size (USDmn), real growth (%), % of GDP, employment (‘000), workforce as % of total workforce, average wage (USD).
- 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 (USDmn) for all major metals, minerals, ores and gems mined in each state.
- Commodity markets: Global demand, supply, stocks and benchmark prices (USD) for aluminium, copper, lead, nickel, tin, zinc, gold and steel.
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BMI’s Risk Reward Indices provide investors (mining companies and support service providers) looking for opportunities in the region with a clear country-comparative assessment of a market’s risks and potential rewards. Each of the country markets are scored using a sophisticated model that includes more than 40 industry, economic and demographic data points to provide indices of highest to lowest appeal to investors, with each position explained.
Competitive Landscape Tables & Analysis
Comparative company analyses and tables detailing USD sales, % share of total sales, number of employees, year established, market cap/NAV, ownership structure, production and % market share.
Details and analysis of all current and planned developments (new ventures, capacity expansion and other investments) across the sector broken down by metal/ore.
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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