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Argentina Mining Report 2017

Argentina Mining Report 2017

BMI View: Argentina's mining industry value growth will accelerate towards the end of our forecastperiod, as economic reforms boost investor interest, leading to a more robust project pipeline. We expectthe precious metals, copper and lithium sectors in particular to drive growth.Latest Developments & Forecasts

Argentina's mining industry outlook will continue to improve, as President Macri enacts reforms neededto attract investment and mineral prices continue to rise. We forecast the country's mining industry valueto edge higher, from USD14.3bn in 2017 to USD15.6bn by 2021. This forecast implies a relativelymodest growth rate over the coming years as mining investment takes up to a decade to yield anoperational asset.

The election of President Mauricio Macri in 2015 represented a new page for Argentina's investmentprofile, with a positive outlook over the medium term. Argentina's mining chamber anticipates more thanUSD1.1bn in mining investment in 2017 and expects USD1.7bn in 2018. Key reforms relevant to themining sector include the easing of foreign exchange controls, the elimination of mineral export taxes andthe proposal of a nationwide law to allow open-pit mining.


BMI Industry View
Table: Argentina Mining Industry Value Forecast (2014-2021)
SWOT
Industry Forecast
Copper: Production To Plateau Following Long Decline
Latest Developments
Table: Copper Production Forecast (Argentina 2014-2021)
Gold: Outlook To Brighten
Latest Developments
Table: Gold Production Forecast (Argentina 2014-2021)
Table: Argentina - Key Gold Mining Projects
Lithium: Production To Take Off
Table: Lithium Production Forecast (Argentina 2014-2021)
Table: Argentina - Key Lithium Mining Projects
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
Latin America - Americas Mining: Stable Markets To Prove Best Bet
Regulatory Development
Commodities Forecast
Commodities Performance And Forecasts
Table: Bmi Commodities Views
Table: Select Commodities - Performance & BMI Forecasts
Competitive Landscape
Table: Argentina - Largest Listed & Active Mining Companies Financial Data, 2016
Company Profile
Barrick Gold
Table: Select Commodities - Price Forecasts
Company Strategy
Table: Barrick Gold - Key Projects
Table: Barrick Gold - Key Financial Data
Table: Gold - Operational Highlights (2015)
Global Company Strategy - Glencore
Table: Selected Commodities - Price Forecasts
Company Analysis
Table: Glencore - Key Projects
Table: Glencore - Key Financial Data
Regional Overview
Latin America (Region) - Americas Mining: The Four Key Themes
Table: Americas - Largest Projects By Capex
Methodology
Industry Forecast Methodology
Sources
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Table: Mining Risk/Reward Index Indicators - Explanation and Sources

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