Mining in the Americas

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Strong demand for precious and base metals has driven growth, expansion, and exploration for minerals and metals in North and South American mining industries. It’s an exciting and opportune time for investment in the mining sector. Mining companies will have to address several opportunities and challenges including – resource nationalism, rising costs, access to capital and the sociopolitical environment.

In this publication, we provide an overview of the business environment, market opportunities, environmental indicators, and local economies in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and the United States of America. We worked with the Fraser Institute, which provided results from its annual survey of mining companies about policy risk, as well as the research and consulting firm Eurasia Group to provide an assessment of political risk for the countries in this publication.

Each country profile consists of:

  • an overall industry outlook including main economic indicators and mining resource potential,
  • insight on what certain laws and regulations to be aware of when navigating the legal and tax environment,
  • a review of various mining factors, mainly related to infrastructure, workforce, energy, and sustainability, and
  • a discussion of the importance of community and environment engagement and investment in a corporate responsibility approach