Mexico’s Copper, Zinc and Lead Mine Production in 2013 was 480,124 Tonnes (t), 642,540T and 253,360T Respectively

Date: 2015-09-21

“• In 2013, the Mexican mining and metallurgical sector investments in new projects was the highest accounting for 30.6% of the total investments, followed by expansion projects (8.9%), maintenance (6.1%), exploration without partners (2.3%), environment (1.6%) and assets without partners (9%).

• Mexico’s copper, zinc and lead mine production in 2013 was 480,124 tonnes (t), 642,540t and 253,360t respectively, with the majority originating from Sonora and Zacatecas. 

• The country’s copper, zinc and lead metal consumption in 2013 was 331,700t, 223,000t and 216,700t respectively, while the copper, zinc and lead ores and concentrates exports were 694,600t, 532,000t and 251,180t in the same year.

• The introduction of the mining royalty of 7.5% in 2014 has not gone down well with the miners and has the potential to limit the attractiveness of the industry.”

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