MMR 2015: SILVER

For the fourth year in a row, Mexico is the number one producer of silver in the world, with an output of 187.2 million ounces of silver in 2013. This metal - used primarily as an investment asset and for the fabrication of jewelry, machinery and electronic devices - is currently one of the biggest contributors to the country’s overall mineral and metallurgical production. The revitalization of the Mexican silver production has led to the rebuilding of towns and reopening of ancient mines, creating thousands of jobs and hundreds of spin-off businesses.

This chapter will present an overview of the 2014 production values for silver, as well as forecasts for 2015. It will also feature interviews with the key executives of the main operating companies focused on silver production in Mexico, thereby providing an in-depth analysis of the trends influencing the precious metal production. It will provide an overview of Mexico’s most promising silver deposits and the most significant exploration and exploitation projects focused on silver.

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF CHAPTER 8

  • Silver production highlights of 2014 and 2015
  • Mergers and acquisitions of silver mines and companies
  • Overview of ongoing operations, including expansion projects and new technologies
  • Financing and operational strategies in the Mexican silver sector
  • Initiatives to promote silver investment and silver uses