Gold Mining: 2014 in review and what to look for in 2015

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03 February 2015

Gold Mining: 2014 in review and what to look for in 2015

Report summary

In 2014, total world gold mine production continued its 6 year upward trend despite a fall in the average gold price. Miners have adjusted to a low price by initiating a series of cost cutting measures such increasing head grade, lowering stripping ratios and reducing non-essential sustaining expenditure. Corporate activity has become more focused on creating shareholder value as opposed to chasing production growth. 

Table of contents

    • 2014: Adjusting to the new normal
      • Production increased by 3% in 2014...
    • Corporate activity
      • Key 2014 corporate activity
      • 2015 Key things to watch out for
        • Operating costs to fall further?
        • Asset rationalisation to continue
        • Impact of falling base metal prices on gold supply?
        • Project financing to remain difficult. Growth of alternative forms?
        • Conclusions

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This report includes 3 images and tables including:

  • Evolution of production, costs and gold price
  • Major gold producing countries
  • Gold Mining: 2014 in review and what to look for in 2015: Table 1

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