MMR 2015: GOLD

Due to its extended use in the jewelry, investment and technology industries, gold is a precious metal that experienced sustained price hikes up until 2011. Since mid-2011, the gold price has fallen to an average of US$1,200 per ounce, yet prices are still twice the average of 2006 and the metal remains the choice for long-term value storage. Total gold production in Mexico accounted for 3.85 million ounces in 2013, making the country one of the top ten gold producers in the world.

This chapter provides an overview of Mexico’s gold production, the country’s positioning in the global market, the main gold extraction projects, and successful exploration prospects. In addition, this chapter analyzes Mexico’s main gold deposits, recent mergers and acquisitions in the Mexican mining industry, and future developments in the Mexican gold market.

HIGHLIGHTS OF CHAPTER 7

  • Gold production highlights of 2014 and 2015
  • ergers and acquisitions of gold mines and companies
  • Key trends in the global and Mexican gold mining industry
  • Overview of ongoing operations, expansion projects, and properties in development
  • Financing and operational strategies in the Mexican gold sector