SOURCE: Industrial Info Resources

Industrial Info Resources

January 27, 2010 05:30 ET

South American Mining Industry Growth Featured in New Webcast and Wall Map Published by Industrial Info

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwire - January 27, 2010) - Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- With its vast natural resources, government stimulus, and ability to help meet increasing global demand for metals, South America will be one of the hottest markets for mine project spending in 2010. The world's largest mining companies, Rio Tinto (NYSE:RTP), Xstrata, Vale (NYSE:VALE), Codelco, Barrick Gold, BHP Billiton and Newmont Mining (NYSE:NEM), all have major projects scheduled to kick off in the next several years in South America, mainly in Brazil, Chile, Peru and Argentina. Companies are restarting development work on projects halted at the beginning of the economic crisis. BHP Billiton is evaluating the restart of large projects in Chile.

Industrial Info is tracking $63 billion worth of Metals & Minerals Industry projects scheduled to begin construction this year in South America. For details see related January 12 article - South American Metals & Minerals Outlook Primed for Growth in 2010.

Click here to listen to a webcast focusing on trends and analyses of the South American Metals & Minerals Industry.

To help companies get a handle on the opportunities in this market, Industrial Info has released the South America Mining Industry Wall Map, featuring information on 344 operational mines and more than 150 mines under development (planning, engineering or under construction). Ownership of each mine is identified, as well as mine name, state, country, phone number, primary product mined, secondary products, mine type (above ground and/or underground), ore capacity in tons per year, employee count and startup date.

Major resource countries Brazil, Chile, Peru, Venezuela, and Argentina are analyzed. Graphs and tables of capital spending by country, mined products by country and number of mines by product produced are included.

Have a map mailed to you today, and get a 10% discount by clicking on the link above and using the promo code IC08SAME10.

Industrial Info Resources (IIR) is the leading provider of global market intelligence specializing in the industrial process, heavy manufacturing and energy related markets. For more than 26 years, Industrial Info has provided plant and project spending opportunity databases, market forecasts, high resolution maps, and daily industry news. For more information send inquiries to or visit us at

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