United States Mining Report Q4 2014 - New Study Released

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Mon Sep 15 2014

The US mining industry will see steady, if modest , expansion to 2018. The bulk of mineral output and mining investment in the Americas region will occur in developing markets in Latin America. Still, the US's mining industry value will reach US D13 5 bn in 2018 as the country's stable economic and political environment, coupled with its long history of mining and its significant mineral reserves , should enable sector expansion.

We forecast the US mining sector will see modest average annual growth of 1.3% in 2014-2018. While both copper and gold prices will remain subdued, we expect continued growth in mined output in the coming years. Accelerating US growth, including expansion in the automotive and broader manufacturing sectors, should ensure the overall mining and metals sector remains supported. While we expect copper mining operations to remain profitable, we note that gold producers, in particular, are coming under increasing pressure both from falling prices and rising costs. Thus, we expect capital expenditure to remain subdued over the coming quarters and expect consolidation among some junior miners.

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Long Permitting Times Mar Positive Business Environment

We expect the US to attract mining investment owing to its vast natural resources, well-developed mining industry and infrastructure, and stable political environment. The US's mature capital markets also allow junior firms to find financing opportunities, though credit remains tight. We expect US growth to accelerate through 2014, which should support end-use demand growth for metal products, although as we noted before developed world economic growth has become less metal-intensive over the past decade. Ultimately though, long wait times to secure environmental and other operating permits are a significant detriment to greenfield mining investment.

The United States Mining Report has been researched at source and features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s mining and commodity forecasts for metals, minerals and gems, covering all major indicators including reserves, production, exports and values. The report also analyses trends and prospects, national and multinational companies and changes in the regulatory environment.

BMI's United States Mining Report provides industry strategists, service companies, company analysts and consultants, government departments, trade associations and regulatory bodies with BMI's independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the mining industry in United States.

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