An overview of mining in Chile.
Chile has abundant metals and minerals, especially in its northern desert region, and is the world’s number one producer. Copper has made mining a key sector of Chile’s economy, although the country is also the world’s second largest producer of gold and contributes over half the global production of lithium.
Chile also has a reputation as one of the most attractive business destinations in South America, with a well-functioning market economy and sophisticated financial markets. Nearly 90 percent of Chile’s trade is conducted within free trade agreements.
This report looks at the political, socio-economic and regulatory environment in Chile and how this impacts the country’s mining sector.