Mining in Latin America

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Statista Dossier on the Latin American mining industry

This dossier presents a selection of statistics and facts about the mining industry in Latin America. An overview of the regions' participation in the global market is provided, along with statistics on the major industry players, as well as key facts about precious and non-precious metals, and foreign trade of the leading countries.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • World mine reserves of gold by country 2019

    • Silver reserves worldwide by country 2019

    • Share of global silver production 2018, by country

    • Copper production in leading countries 2010-2019

    • Iron ore mine production by country 2015-2019

    • Global leading mining companies based on market capitalization 2020

    • Distribution of nickel production worldwide by producer 2019

  • 2. Precious Metals
    • Mexico: gold mine production 2010-2018

    • Mexico: precious metals export value 2016-2018, by metal

    • Peru: gold mine production 2010-2019

    • Peru: gold exports share 2019, by country of destination

    • Brazil: gold mine production 2015-2018

    • Peru: silver mine production 2010-2019

    • Mexico: silver mine production volume 2010-2018

    • Chile: silver mine production 2010-2019

  • 3. Copper & Iron Ore
    • Chile: copper mine production 2009-2019

    • Chile: value of copper exports 2018, by region of destination

    • Peru: copper production 2009-2019

    • Peru: copper export value 2010-2019

    • Mexico: copper mine production volume 2010-2018

    • Mexico: copper export value 2012-2018

    • Brazil: iron ore mine production 2015-2018

  • 4. Major Players
    • Latin America: main mining companies 2018, by net sales

    • Peru: leading mining companies 2019, by investment value

    • Chile: leading mining companies 2018, by net sales

    • Brazil: leading mining and metallurgical companies 2018, by revenue

    • Bolivia: top mining companies based on sales value 2017

    • Mexico: leading mining companies 2018, by net sales

    • Vale's production of iron ore 2009-2019

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