Base Metals Mining in Bolivia to 2020

The Bolivian base metals mining industry primarily consists of zinc and lead, with production of these two metals accounting for 3% and 2% of the global total. The mining industry has played an important role in the country’s economic development, contributing 6% to its GDP as of October 2014, and secured FDI worth US$219 million in 2012. In 2013, Bolivia’s zinc and lead production measured 395,100 and 78,800 tonnes respectively. The majority of the country’s zinc originates from the San Cristobal province and the Potosi department, while much of its lead production originates from the Porco and Caballo Blanco Mines, which are also located in the Potosi department.

Scope

The report contains an overview of Bolivia's zinc and lead mining industry together with the key growth factors and restraints affecting the industry. It also provides information about reserves, production, trade, prices, competitive landscape, major active, exploration and development projects and the country's fiscal regime.

Key Highlights

• In 2013, the country’s zinc and lead ores and concentrates exports measured 740,000 tonnes and 145,700 tonnes respectively.

• The country’s fiscal regime was somewhat confusing until the passing of a new Mining Law in May 2014, which replaced the Mining Code of 1997 (law No. 1777 of March 17, 1997). The new law restricts the country’s cooperative miners (a group of individual miners) from associating with both domestic and foreign private companies.

• As of June 2014, the World Bank Ease of Doing Business ranking for Bolivia was 157th out of 189 countries. According to the Corruption Perspective Index 2013, the country is ranked 106th among 177 countries measured by the Transparency International.

• As of October 2014, the mining and quarrying sector had a share of approximately 6% of Bolivian GDP. Earlier in 2012, the sector had a share of approximately 7% of Bolivian GDP, against a 9% share in 2011.

Reasons to buy

Gain an understanding of the Bolivian base metals (zinc and lead) mining industry, the relevant drivers and restraining factors, reserves, historic and forecast production, trade, prices, the competitive landscape and its fiscal regime.

Companies mentioned

Minera San Cristobal SA

Glencore Plc

Pan American Silver Corp.

Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Base Metals Mining in Bolivia

2.1 Mining Industry Overview

2.2 Base Metals Mining In Bolivia – Drivers

2.3 Base Metals Mining In Bolivia – Restraints

3 Zinc Mining In Bolivia – Reserves, Production and Trade

3.1 Reserves by Geographic Department

3.2 Historical and Forecast Production

3.3 Zinc Prices

3.4 Total Production by Major Mines

3.5 Major Exploration and Development Projects

3.6 Zinc Ores and Concentrates Exports

3.6.1 Exports to destination countries

3.7 Demand Drivers

3.7.1 Demand from major consuming countries

4 Lead Mining in Bolivia – Production, Reserves and Trade

4.1 Reserves by Grade and Geographic Department

4.2 Historical and Forecast Production

4.3 Lead Prices

4.4 Total Production by Major Mines

4.5 Major Exploration and Development Projects

4.6 Lead Ores and Concentrates Exports

4.6.1 Exports to destination countries

4.7 Demand Drivers

5 Competitive Landscape

5.1 Minera San Cristobal SA

5.2 Glencore Plc

5.3 Pan American Silver Corp.

6 Fiscal Regime

6.1 The Bolivian Mining Industry – Governing Bodies

6.1.1 Ministry of Mining and Metallurgy

6.1.2 Bolivian Mining Corporation (Comibol)

6.2 The Bolivian Mining Industry – Governing Law

6.2.1 The New Mining Law

6.3 The Bolivian Mining Industry – Rights and Obligations

6.3.1 Rights

6.3.2 Obligations

6.4 The Bolivian Mining Industry – Key Fiscal Terms

6.4.1 Annual Patent

6.4.2 Royalty

6.4.3 Corporate Income Tax

6.4.4 Capital Gain Tax

6.4.5 Special Consumption Tax (SCT)

6.4.6 Complementary Mining Tax

6.4.7 Withholding Tax

6.4.8 Loss carry Forward

6.4.9 Value Added Tax (VAT)

7 Appendix

7.1 What is This Report About?

7.2 Methodology

7.3 Secondary Research

7.4 Primary Research

7.5 Contact GlobalData

7.6 About GlobalData

7.7 GlobalData’s Services

7.8 Disclaimer

List of Tables

Table 1: Zinc Mining in Bolivia – Zinc Mine Production (Thousand Tonnes), 2000–2020

Table 2: Zinc Mining in Bolivia – Major Active Mines, 2014

Table 3: Zinc Mining in Bolivia – Major Exploration Project, 2014

Table 4: Zinc Mining in Bolivia – Major Development Project, 2014

Table 5: Zinc Mining in Bolivia – Zinc Ores and Concentrate Exports (Thousand Tonnes) 2000–2020

Table 6: Zinc Mining in Bolivia – Export to Region and Destination Countries (Tonnes), 2013

Table 7: Lead Mining in Bolivia – Lead Mine Production (Thousand Tonnes), 2000–2020

Table 8: Lead Mining in Bolivia – Major Active Mines, 2014

Table 9: Lead Mining in Bolivia – Major Exploration Projects, 2014

Table 10: Lead Mining in Bolivia – Major Development Projects, 2014

Table 11: Lead Mining in Bolivia – Lead Ores and Concentrates Exports (Tonnes), 2000–2020

Table 12: Lead Mining in Bolivia – Export to Region and Destination Countries (Tonnes), 2013

Table 13: Base Metals Mining in Bolivia – Minera San Cristobal S.A, Major Mines, 2014

Table 14: Base Metals Mining in Bolivia – Glencore plc, Major Mines, 2014

Table 15: Base Metals Mining in Bolivia – Pan American Silver Corp., Major Active Mines, 2014

Table 16: Mining Industry in Bolivia – Annual Patent (BOB), 2014

List of Figures

Figure 1: Zinc Mining in Bolivia – Zinc Mine Production (Thousand Tonnes), 2000–2020

Figure 2: Zinc Mining in Bolivia – Annual Zinc Prices, 2002–2013 (US$/Tonne)

Figure 3: Zinc Mining in Bolivia – Annual Zinc Price Forecast, 2014–2020 (US$/Tonne)

Figure 4: Zinc Mining in Bolivia – Zinc Ores and Concentrates Exports (Thousands Tonnes), 2000–2020

Figure 5: Zinc Mining in Bolivia – Export to Destination Countries (%), 2013

Figure 6: Zinc Mining in Bolivia – Chinese Imports of Zinc Ores and Concentrates (Thousand Tonnes), 2007–2013

Figure 7: Zinc Mining in Bolivia – Japanese Imports of Zinc Ores and Concentrates (Thousand Tonnes), 2003–2013

Figure 8: Lead Mining in Bolivia – Lead Mine Production (Thousand Tonnes), 2000–2020

Figure 9: Lead Mining in Bolivia – Annual Lead Prices, 2002–2013 (US$/Tonne)

Figure 10: Lead Mining in Bolivia – Annual Lead Price Forecast, 2014–2020 (US$/Tonne)

Figure 11: Lead Mining in Bolivia – Lead Ores and Concentrates Exports (Thousand Tonnes), 2000–2020

Figure 12: Lead Mining in Bolivia – Export to Destination Countries (%), 2013

Figure 13: Lead Mining in Bolivia – Chinese Imports of Lead Ores and Concentrates (Thousand Tonnes), 2007–2013

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