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Copper mine costs and oil price sensitivity


Copper mine costs and oil price sensitivity

Report summary

For copper, mine site fuel costs contribute only 7% to the total cost base on average, so on this basis, could the lower oil price really have a significant impact on industry margins? 

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  • Executive Summary
    • Estimated mark-to-market impact on copper mine margins
  • Oil prices have a minor effect on direct mine site costs, but the indirect impact is greater
  • Stronger US dollar has most significant mark-to-market impact
    • Producer countries' US$ exchange rates (Spot vs Base Case)
    • Top movers at spot exchange rates versus Wood Mackenzie Q4 2014 base case scenario
  • Concluding remarks

In this report there are 8 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive Summary
    • Summary of unit cost changes at spot market prices vs Wood Mackenzie Q4 2014 base case scenario
    • Copper mine costs and oil price sensitivity: Image 1
  • Oil prices have a minor effect on direct mine site costs, but the indirect impact is greater
    • Relationship between copper grade and fuel consumption
    • Top movers at spot oil price versus Wood Mackenzie Q4 2014 base case scenario
  • Stronger US dollar has most significant mark-to-market impact
    • Copper mine costs and oil price sensitivity: Image 4
    • Copper mine costs and oil price sensitivity: Image 5
    • Gold price performance year-to-date
    • Top movers at spot gold price versus Wood Mackenzie Q4 2014 base case scenario
  • Concluding remarks
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