Base Metals Mining in the US to 2020

Published: August 2016
No. of Pages: 60
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Synopsis

Timetric's 'Base Metals Mining in the US to 2020' report comprehensively covers the US reserves of base metals (copper, zinc and lead), reserves by country, the historic and forecast data on copper, zinc and lead mine production and price, historic and forecast data on copper, zinc and lead metal consumption, ores and concentrates exports, and exports by country.

The report also includes domestic smelting and refining facilities for copper and zinc, factors affecting demand for lead, profiles of major base metals (copper, zinc and lead) producers in the country, and information on the active, exploration and development copper, zinc and lead projects in the country.

The Fiscal Regime section provides information about the country's regulatory authority, laws, licenses and other fiscal regime information such as taxes, rates and other charges applicable to the mining of the commodity in the country.

It is an essential tool for companies active in the US mining and for new competitors considering entering the industry.

Summary

The US had the world's fifth-largest reserves of copper and zinc, with 33 million tones (Mt) and 11Mt respectively and world's sixth-largest lead reserves with 5Mt as of January 2016.

The US Copper, zinc, and lead mine or metal content in ore production measured 1.38Mt, 806,000 tonnes (t) and 368,300t in 2015 respectively.

Mexico, China and Canada have been dominant export destinations for US copper ores and concentrates, with Canada, South Korea and Japan being common export destinations for zinc ores and concentrates. The country's lead ores and concentrates were chiefly exported to China, Canada and South Korea.

Scope

The report contains an overview of the US copper, zinc and lead mining industry together with the key factors affecting the industry and demand for the commodities.

It also provides information about the US base metals (copper, zinc and lead) reserves, historic and forecast data on base metals (copper, zinc and lead) mine production, metal consumption and ores and concentrates exports, the competitive landscape and active, exploration and development copper, zinc and lead projects.

Reasons To Buy

Gain an understanding of the copper, zinc and lead mining industry in the US, copper, zinc and lead (base metals) reserves, historic and forecast data on copper, zinc and lead mine production, metal consumption and ores and concentrates exports, domestic smelting and refining facilities for copper and zinc, demand drivers for lead, active, exploration and development base metals (copper, zinc and lead) projects, the competitive landscape and the country's fiscal regime.

Key Highlights

  • In 2015, US copper, zinc and lead metal consumption respectively measured 1.8Mt, 931,000t and 1.5Mt, and is expected to reach 2Mt, 1.1Mt and 1.49Mt in 2020.
  • Most of the country's copper is used in the construction sector, which accounted for 43% of the total consumption, while 80% of zinc is used for galvanizing.
  • Over the forecast period (2016-2020), copper production is projected to increase to reach 1.42Mt by the end of 2020 where as, zinc and lead production is projected to decrease to reach 660,500t and 364,840t respectively by 2020.

Published By: Timetric
Product Code: Timetric2679


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