Precious Metals Mining in Bolivia to 2020 – a Focus on the Silver Industry

Bolivia has mineral deposits of silver, gold, zinc, tungsten, antimony, iron and lead. Bolivia was the world’s seventh-largest in terms of silver metal reserves as of 2015; the majority of silver reserves are located in the department of Potosi. The San Cristobal and San Bartolome mines were the largest silver-producing mines in Bolivia, accounting for 39.6% of the country’s total silver mine production in 2015.

Scope

The report contains an overview of the Bolivian precious metal (silver) mining industry together with the key factors affecting the industry and demand for the commodity.

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

Reasons to buy

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

Companies mentioned

Sumitomo Corporation

Coeur Mining, Inc.

Pan American Silver Corp.

Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Silver Mining in Bolivia – Reserves and Production

2.1 Total Reserves and Reserves by Ore type, Grade and Country

2.2 Historic and Forecast Production

2.2.1 Historic and forecast production by selected silver mines

2.3 Active Mines

2.4 Exploration Projects

2.5 Development Projects

2.6 Demand Drivers

2.6.1 Demand from export market and end use sectors

3 Major Precious Metals Producers in Bolivia

3.1 Sumitomo Corporation

3.2 Coeur Mining, Inc.

3.3 Pan American Silver Corp.

4 Fiscal Regime

4.1 The Bolivian Mining Industry – Governing Bodies

4.1.1 Ministry of Mining and Metallurgy

4.1.2 Bolivian Mining Corporation (Comibol)

4.2 The Bolivian Mining Industry – Governing Laws

4.2.1 The Mining Code

4.3 The Bolivian Mining Industry – Rights and Obligations

4.3.1 Rights

4.3.2 Obligations

4.4 The Bolivian Mining Industry – Key Fiscal Terms

4.4.1 Annual patent

4.4.2 Royalty

4.4.3 Corporate income tax

4.4.4 Remittance tax

4.4.5 Specific mining tax

4.4.6 Complementary mining tax

4.4.7 Loss carry forward

4.4.8 Value added tax (VAT)

5 Appendix

5.1 Abbreviations

5.2 Bibliography

5.3 Secondary Research

5.4 Primary Research

5.5 Contact GlobalData

5.6 About GlobalData

5.7 GlobalData’s Services

5.8 Disclaimer

List of Tables

Table 1: Precious Metals Mining in Bolivia – Historic and Forecast Silver Mine Production (Thousand Ounces), 2000–2020

Table 2: Precious Metals Mining in Bolivia – Historic and Forecast Silver Mine Production by Selected Mines (Thousand Ounces), 2011–2020

Table 3: Silver Mining in Bolivia – Active Mines, 2016

Table 4: Silver Mining in Bolivia – Exploration Projects, 2016

Table 5: Silver Mining in Bolivia – Development Projects, 2016

Table 6: Precious Metals Mining in Bolivia – Reserves, Annual Production and Revenues for Selected Major Companies, 2016

Table 7: Precious Metals Mining in Bolivia – Sumitomo Corporation Projects, 2016

Table 8: Precious Metals Mining in Bolivia – Coeur Mining, Inc. Projects, 2016

Table 9: Precious Metals Mining in Bolivia – Pan American Silver Corp. Projects, 2016

Table 10: The Mining Industry in Bolivia – Annual Patent (BOB), 2016*

List of Figures

Figure 1: Precious Metals Mining in Bolivia – Global Silver Reserves by Country (%), 2016

Figure 2: Precious Metals Mining in Bolivia – Historic and Forecast Silver Mine Production (Thousand Ounces) vs Global Silver Prices (US$/troy ounce), 2000–2020

Figure 3: Precious Metals Mining in Bolivia – Historic and Forecast Silver Mine Production by Selected Mines (Thousand Ounces), 2011–2020

Figure 4: Precious Metals Mining in Bolivia – Global Silver Demand by End-Use Sector (%), 2016

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