South America's minerals reviewed

Published: Friday, 20 February 2009

Economic clouds gather over South American minerals. Production cuts, divestments, and uncertainty grips South America’s industrial minerals and markets as the wave of economic gloom hits the continent. by Simon Moores, Senior Assistant Editor

The global economic crisis has hit South America. Brazil’s huge economy has been severely impacted while Argentina’s is on the verge of worsening. These countries are the driving force behind the continent’s end markets that power industrial minerals demand. Meanwhile, the significant mineral production base of Chile is suffering owing...

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