Mining & Metals are the backbone of the global economy. Standing at the beginning of most value chains, the Mining & Metals industry is a critical supplier of essential inputs and a global generator of trade and employment. It also has important environmental, fiscal and social effects, and acts as a catalyst for the economic progress of numerous mining-dependent countries in the world.
The Mining & Metals industry comprises the extraction of useful minerals from the ground, including oil and gas, coal, metal ores and non-metallic minerals, and related support activities. It also includes activities lower down the supply chain, such as metal processing, manufacturing of metals and a variety of fabricated metal products, such as cutlery, metal structures, boilers, tanks and ammunition.
In 2018, Chile consolidated its positions as the world’s leading copper mine producer, with a 28% share in global output; its second-biggest molybdenum miner, with 22.2%; and its fifth-largest producer of silver, with 5.5%. The country also ...View more details
In 2017, Chile was the world’s leading copper mine producer with a 27.2% share in global output, the second-biggest molybdenum mine producer with 20.4%, and the sixth-largest producer of silver, with 5.3%. Mining is the third-largest economic ...View more details
In 2016, Chile was the world’s largest copper mine producer with a 26.9% share in global output, the second-biggest molybdenum mine producer with a 19.7% share, and the fourth-largest producer of silver with a share of 5.6%. The country ranked ...View more details
Chile is a key global player in the production of metallic minerals. In 2015, the country was the world’s largest copper mine producer, with a 29.9% share in global output, the second biggest molybdenum mine producer (18.2% share) and the ...View more details