Base Metals Mining in the US to 2020

Published: August 2016
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Base Metals Mining in the US to 2020


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.


- 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.

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- 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.

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