InBrief: Trends in the mining and metals industry
Even with today’s uncertain economic outlook, population growth and the speed of urbanization in China and Asian countries has created continuing demand for minerals and metals. At the same time, the centres of mining activity have been moving from developed to developing countries. For example, Latin America accounts for 25% of current production and 28% of mining investments today.
This InBrief provides a forward looking discussion of trends likely to govern the evolution of the industry over the next decade.