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Precious Metals Mining in Brazil to 2020

Published By :

Timetric

Published Date : Feb 2016

Category :

Mining

No. of Pages : 34 Pages

Synopsis

Timetric's 'Precious Metals Mining in Brazil to 2020' report comprehensively covers Brazilian reserves of gold and silver (precious metals); reserves by country, historic and forecast data on gold and silver production, prices, and historic and forecast gold production by selected mines. 

The report also includes factors affecting demand for gold and silver, profiles of major precious metals producing companies, and information on  active, exploration and development gold and silver projects.

The Fiscal Regime section provides information about the country’s regulatory authority, laws, licenses and other fiscal regime information such as taxes, rates and other charges applicable to the mining of precious metals in the country.

It is an essential tool for companies active in Brazilian mining, and for new competitors considering entering the industry.

Summary

Brazil has a rich geology with a variety of mineral deposits such as gold, silver, copper, bauxite, iron ore, coal, manganese, nickel, zinc, platinum and diamonds. The Brazilian mining industry has played a crucial role in the country’s economic development, employing 160,000 people directly in 2014 and accounting for 4% of its GDP in the same year.

The country had the world’s sixth-largest gold metal reserves at 2,400t at the end of 2015 and 3890t of silver metal reserves at the end of 2013. Gold is mainly found in the states of Minas Gerais, Para and Goias, while silver reserves are located in the states of Goias, Para and Mato Grosso.

Scope

The report contains an overview of the Brazilian precious metals (gold and silver) mining industry together with the key factors affecting the industry and demand for the commodities.

It also provides information about Brazilian precious metal reserves, historic and forecast data on gold and silver production, the competitive landscape and active, exploration and development precious metal projects.

Reasons To Buy

Gain an understanding of the gold and silver (precious metals) mining industry in Brazil, gold and silver reserves, historic and forecast data on precious metals production, gold and silver prices, demand drivers, active, exploration and development precious metals projects, the competitive landscape and the country's fiscal regime.

Key Highlights

  • Brazil was the world’s 10thlargest gold mine producing country in 2015, with gold mine production of 2.8 million ounces in 2014 while silver mine production was 809,000 ounces. 
  • Gold deposits at the Paracatu mine in Paracatu, Minas Gerais, are among the country’s largest gold deposits. These are metamorphic gold compositions, lying in the lowermost section of the upper proterozoic paracatu formation, which is 6km long and 120–140m wide. 
  • The Brazilian mining industry is governed by the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME), the National Department of Mineral Production (DNPM) and the Brazil Geological Survey (CPRM).

Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary 

2 Gold Mining in Brazil – Reserves and Production 
2.1 Total Reserves, Grade and Reserves by Country 
2.2 Historic and Forecast Production 
2.2.1 Historic and forecast gold mine production by selected mines 
2.3 Gold Mine Production by State 
2.4 Active Mines 
2.5 Exploration Projects 
2.6 Development Projects 
2.7 Factors Affecting Demand for Gold 
2.7.1 Domestic and global demand from end-use sectors 

3 Silver Mining in Brazil – Reserves And Production 
3.1 Total Reserves, Grade and Reserves by Country 
3.2 Historic and Forecast Production 
3.3 Active Mines 
3.4 Exploration Projects 
3.5 Development Projects 
3.6 Factors Affecting Demand for Silver 
3.6.1 Demand from export market and end use sectors 

4 Major Precious Metals Producers in Brazil 
4.1 AngloGold Ashanti Ltd 
4.2 Kinross Gold Corporation 
4.3 Yamana Gold Inc. 

5 Fiscal Regime 
5.1 The Brazilian Mining Industry – Governing Bodies 
5.1.1 Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) 
5.1.2 National Department of Mineral Production (DNPM) 
5.1.3 Brazil Geological Survey (CPRM) 
5.1.4 Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation (MCTI) 
5.2 The Brazilian Mining Industry – Governing Laws 
5.2.1 The Mining Code 
5.2.2 Law No. 4.118 
5.2.3 Law No. 6.189 
5.2.4 Law No. 9765 
5.3 The Brazilian Mining Industry – Mining Licenses 
5.3.1 Exploration Authorization Permit 
5.3.2 Mining Concession System 
5.3.3 Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Study for Mining Activity 
5.3.4 Environmental Licensing for Mining Activity 
5.4 The Brazilian Mining Industry – Rights and Obligations 
5.4.1 Rights 
5.4.2 Obligations 
5.5 The Brazilian Mining Industry – Key Fiscal Terms 
5.5.1 Royalty 
5.5.2 Corporate Income Tax 
5.5.3 Annual Tax 
5.5.4 Withholding Tax 
5.5.5 Depreciation Rates 
5.5.6 Fees 
5.5.7 Exploration Permit 
5.6 The Brazilian Mining Industry – Future Development 

6 Appendix 
6.1 Abbreviations 
6.2 Bibliography 
6.3 Secondary Research 
6.4 Primary Research 
6.5 Contact Timetric 
6.6 About Timetric 
6.7 Timetric’s Services 
6.8 Disclaimer

List of Table

Table 1: Precious Metals Mining in Brazil – Historic and Forecast Gold Mine Production (Thousand Ounces), 2000–2020 
Table 2: Precious Metals Mining in Brazil – Historic and Forecast Gold Mine Production by Selected Mines (Thousand Ounces), 2009–2020 
Table 3: Gold Mining in Brazil – Active Mines, 2015 
Table 4: Gold Mining in Brazil – Exploration Projects, 2015 
Table 5: Gold Mining in Brazil – Development Projects, 2015 
Table 6: Precious Metals Mining in Brazil – Historic and Forecast Silver Mine Production (Thousand Ounces), 2000–2020 
Table 7: Silver Mining in Brazil – Active Mines, 2015 
Table 8: Silver Mining in Brazil – Exploration Projects, 2015 
Table 9: Silver Mining in Brazil – Development Projects, 2015 
Table 10: Precious Metals Mining in Brazil – AngloGold Ashanti Ltd Projects, 2015 
Table 11: Precious Metals Mining in Brazil – Kinross Gold Corporation Projects, 2015 
Table 12: Precious Metals Mining in Brazil – Yamana Gold Inc. Projects, 2015 
Table 13: The Mining Industry in Brazil – Mining Taxation (%), 2015 
Table 14: The Mining Industry in Brazil – Depreciation Rates (Years and %), 2015 
Table 15: The Mining Industry in Brazil – Fee (in BRL), 2015

List of Chart

Figure 1: Precious Metals Mining in Brazil – Global Gold Metal Reserves by Country (%), 2015 
Figure 2: Precious Metals Mining in Brazil – Historic and Forecast Gold Mine Production (Thousand Ounces) vs Global Gold Prices (US$ per Troy Ounce), 2000–2020 
Figure 3: Precious Metals Mining in Brazil – Historic and Forecast Gold Mine Production by Selected Mines, (Thousand Ounces), 2009–2020 
Figure 4: Precious Metals Mining in Brazil – Gold Mine Production by State (%), 2013 
Figure 5: Precious Metals Mining in Brazil – Brazilian Gold Demand by End Use Sectors (Ounces), 2014–2015 
Figure 6: Precious Metals Mining in Brazil – Global Silver Metal Reserves by Country (%), 2015 
Figure 7: Precious Metals Mining in Brazil – Historic and Forecast Silver Mine Production (Thousand Ounces) vs Global Silver Prices (US$ per Troy Ounce), 2000–2020 
Figure 8: Precious Metals Mining in Brazil – Global Demand for Silver by End-Use Sector (%), 2014

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