Precious Metals Mining in Chile to 2023

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Chilean gold production rose by 2.4% to reach 1.4 million ounces in 2018, mainly supported by an increase in production from Escondida and Guanaco mines. Simultaneously, silver production fell by 0.8% to 46.1 million ounces owing to a fall in production from several of the country’s silver mines, including the Candelaria, El Penon, and Punitaqui.


The report analyses Chile's gold and silver mining industries, with details of reserves, production trends and forecasts, price trends, the competitive landscape and a listing of the major active, exploration and development projects.

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Gain an understanding of Chile's gold and silver mining industries, their reserves; historic and forecast production; demand drivers; active, exploration and development mines and projects; the competitive landscape and the country's mining fiscal regime

Yamana Gold Inc.
Kinross Gold Corporation

Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents

1.1 List of Tables

1.2 List of Figures

2 Precious Metals Mining in Chile

2.1 Key Highlights

3 Gold Mining in Chile – Reserves, Production and Demand

3.1 Gold Reserves

3.2 Historical and Forecast Production

3.2.1 Gold prices

3.3 Active Mines

3.4 Exploration Projects

3.5 Development Projects

3.6 Factors Affecting the Demand for Gold

4 Silver Mining in Chile – Reserves, Production, and Demand

4.1 Total Reserves by Ore Type, Grade and Country

4.2 Historical and Forecast Production

4.2.1 Silver prices

4.3 Active Mines

4.4 Exploration Projects

4.5 Development Projects

4.7 Factors Affecting the Demand for Silver

4.7.1 Demand by end use sector

4.7.2 Demand Potential in Photovoltaic (PV) industry

5 Precious Metal Mining in Chile: Competitive Landscape

5.1 Major Producers

5.1.1 Yamana Gold Inc.

5.1.2 Kinross Gold Corporation (Kinross)

6 Fiscal Regime

6.1 Chile’s Mining Fiscal Regime: Governing Bodies

6.1.1 Ministry of Mining

6.1.2 National Service of Geology and Mining

6.1.3 Ministry of Energy

6.1.4 Ministry of Environment

6.1.5 Chilean Copper Commission

6.2 Chile’s Mining Fiscal Regime: Mining Laws

6.2.1 Mining Code

6.2.2 Constitutional Organic Law on Mining Concessions

6.2.3 Mining Safety Regulation

6.2.4 Mining Sites and Facilities Closure Law

6.2.5 Exploration License

6.3 Chile’s Mining Fiscal Regime: Mining Rights and Obligations

6.3.1 Mining Rights and Obligations

6.4 Chile’s Mining Fiscal Regime: Taxes and Royalties

6.4.1 Corporate Taxes

6.4.2 First Category Tax

6.4.3 Second Category Income Tax

6.4.4 Tax on Mining Activities

6.4.5 Value Added Tax

6.4.6 Customs duties


Table 1: Gold Mining in Chile – Historical and Forecast Gold Mine Production (Thousand Ounces), 2000–2023

Table 2: Gold Mining in Chile – Gold Quarterly Prices (US$/Ounce), 2014–2020

Table 3: Gold Mining in Chile – Active Mines, 2019

Table 4: Gold Mining in Chile – Exploration Projects, 2019

Table 5: Gold Mining in Chile – Development Projects, 2019

Table 6: Silver Mining in Chile – Silver Reserves by Country (Million Tonnes), January 2019

Table 7: Silver Mining in Chile – Historical and Forecast Silver Mine Production (Thousand Ounces), 2000–2023

Table 8: Gold Mining in Chile – Silver Quarterly Prices (US$/Ounce), 2014–2020

Table 9: Silver Mining in Chile – Active Mines, 2019

Table 10: Silver Mining in Chile – Exploration Projects, 2019

Table 11: Silver Mining in Chile – Development Projects, 2019

Table 12: Precious Metals Mining in Chile – Comparison of Companies by Revenue (US$ Million), 2015 to 2018

Table 13: Precious Metals Mining in Chile – Yamana Gold inc., Major Projects, 2019

Table 14: Precious Metals Mining in Chile – Kinross Brasil Mineracao (KBM), Major Projects, 2019

Table 15: Chile’s Mining Fiscal Regime – First Category Tax, 2019

Table 16: Chile’s Mining Fiscal Regime – Withholding Tax, 2019

Table 17: Chile’s Mining Fiscal Regime – Mining Tax, 2019


Figure 1: Gold Mining in Chile – Historical and Forecast Gold Mine Production (Million Ounces) vs Number of Operating Mines, 2000–2023

Figure 2: Silver Mining in Chile – Silver Reserves by Country (%), January 2019

Figure 3: Silver Mining in Chile – Historical and Forecast Silver Mine Production (Thousand Ounces) vs Number of Operating Mines, 2000–2023

Figure 4: Precious Metals Mining in Chile – Silver Demand by End-Use Sector (Thousand Ounces), 2018

Figure 5: Precious Metals Mining in Chile – Global PV Installed Capacity (GW), 2018-2023

Figure 6: Precious Metals Mining in Chile – Comparison of Companies by Revenue (US$ Million), 2015 to 2018

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