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Mexico's mining tax: Only marginal impact on competitiveness

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The Mexican mining industry will face a new tax regime on January 1 2014. All mining companies will pay a net income tax of 7.5%, plus a 0.5% production royalty on any gold and silver. Mexico is a top-tier base and precious metal producer, and it is important to quantify the impact of this new fiscal policy on the cost competitiveness of gold, zinc and copper supply in the country.

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  • Executive summary
    • Context: Why the new tax?
    • Consequences: What will be the impact on Mexico's mining industry?
    • Even after taxes, Mexico's operations remain competitive
    • Copper project development in the hands of one big player
    • Rise in effective tax: marginal impact on Mexico's competiveness
    • Dearth of gold projects
    • Mexico's zinc operations will stay competitive
    • Zinc: Ownership structure and project development
  • Conclusion

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  • Mexico: copper, zinc and gold operating mines and projects
  • Copper cash costs and effective tax rate, by country
  • Mexican copper production capability (including projects), by type of company
  • Gold cash costs and effective tax rate, by country
  • Mexican gold production capability (including projects), by type of company
  • Zinc cash costs and effective tax rate, by country
  • Mexican zinc production capability (including projects), by type of company

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  • Mexico metal production and competitiveness

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