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Copper mine project development- will fortune favour the brave?


Copper mine project development- will fortune favour the brave?

Report summary

As metal prices in 2013 fall below levels seen in previous years mining companies are under increased pressure to control costs.  With limited scope for making significant savings at operating mines, companies looking to make major cuts in expenditure have targeted exploration budgets and deferred plans to develop new mines. Whilst work has largely continued at most projects where companies are already committed to construction and sunk costs have been incurred, development of less advanced...

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This Metals Insight report highlights the key issues surrounding this topic, and draws out the implications for those involved.

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  • Executive summary
  • Introduction
  • Copper mining projects in construction or commissioning during 2013
  • Project development activity during 2013
  • Mine supply gap still forecast to open towards end of decade
  • CAPEX escalation – starting to slow?
  • Copper mining revenues and margins
  • Conclusion

In this report there are 11 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
  • Introduction
  • Copper mining projects in construction or commissioning during 2013
    • Copper mines in construction or commissioning as at December 2012 (base case plus highly probable)
  • Project development activity during 2013
    • Projects added to base case plus highly probable categories since January 2013
    • Probable projects added or advanced during 2013
    • Projects downgraded from probable or delayed during 2013
    • Large scale (>200kt/a) probable or highly probable projects at risk
  • Mine supply gap still forecast to open towards end of decade
    • Mine supply requirement (forecast December 2012)
    • Mine supply requirement (forecast August 2012)
  • CAPEX escalation – starting to slow?
    • CAPEX Escalation 2004 to 2013
    • 2013 CAPEX Announcements (equivalent scope)
  • Copper mining revenues and margins
    • (MAM scenario WM_2013_Q3)
    • Metal price assumptions 2012$ (MAM scenario WM_2013_Q3)
  • Conclusion
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