How Profitable Is the Gold Sector? - Defining Operating Costs

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Report summary

The reporting of costs by gold producers has come under increasing scrutiny. This insight examines how operating costs are currently reported, how Wood Mackenzie`s cost methodologies compare with the alternatives and what should be considered when selecting the most appropriate cost type.

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Table of contents

    • Introduction
    • Costing Methodology
    • Unit Costs Metrics
    • All-in Sustaining Cost
    • Gold Institute Production Cost Standard
    • Meaningful Analysis
    • Conclusion

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  • Gold Price- Costs Trend
  • 2012 Cost Curve by Operation


  • 2012 Global Gold Cost Breakdown

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