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Exchange rate effects: Will copper mine costs decline in Chile?

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10 June 2014

Exchange rate effects: Will copper mine costs decline in Chile?

Report summary

The devaluation of the Chilean peso (CLP) of the past few months has put on the table the question of the impact of currency fluctuations on copper mine costs in the country.

Table of contents

  • Executive summary
  • The macro picture: Copper prices, exchange rate and the effect of QE in Chile
  • Depreciation and potential impact on costs
    • Chile's operating cost structure by element (nominal terms)
  • Conclusion

Tables and charts

This report includes 5 images and tables including:

  • LME copper price and CLP/USD nominal exchange rate fluctuations
  • Nominal CLP/USD fluctuations
  • Cost impacts of a depreciation of the CLP vs the USD, by cost component
  • Exchange rate effects: Will copper mine costs decline in Chile?: Image 3
  • Chile's position in the country cost curve

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