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Country mining guides

Country mining guides

General overview of Brazil, Canada, Chile, Mexico and Peru and doing mining business there


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Country mining guides

Growing global demand for precious and base metals has driven mining companies to explore investments in countries rich in natural resources like Latin America.

Our country mining guides provide a general overview of the type of government, economy and fiscal policy, regulatory and sustainability environment, taxation, infrastructure, labour relations and employment situation, inbound and outbound investment, key commodities and a list of major mining companies.


Brazil is one of the leading mineral producing countries – the world’s largest producer of niobium, second largest producer of iron ore and manganese and among the largest producers of bauxite and tin.


As the world’s second largest country, Canada is the world’s largest producer of zinc and potash, and a major producer of gold, nickel, aluminum, lead and uranium. The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) is the dominant financial market for global mining. 


Chile is the world’s largest producer of copper, and the second largest producer of gold and contributes over half the global production of lithium. The country has abundant metals and minerals, especially in its northern desert region. 


Mexico has large reserves of accessible mineral wealth. The country is the largest producer of silver in the world. In addition, it ranks among the top 10-world producers of gold, fluorite, bismuth, celestite, wollastonite, lead, molybdenum, diatomite, cadmium, graphite, baryte, salt, gypsum, manganese and zinc.


Peru is the world’s third largest producer of copper, after Chile and China, and holds the third-largest copper reserves. Peru is also the third largest producer of silver in the world, and the sixth largest producer of gold. The country also has significant reserves of coal, iron ore, silver, tin, sulfur and zinc.

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