Published: Tuesday, 22 November 2011
Production problems in Japan and Chile this year have led to supply shortages and an unprecedented spike in prices. With demand growth expected to continue throughout the decade, the world’s established producers must expand capacities to fill the deficit
Atacama Minerals Aguas Blancas mine, Chile:
The Atacama is the driest desert in the world
The past nine months have been an unusual blip in one of the
most stable industrial mineral industries. The Tohoku
earthquake, water shortages in Chile and robust demand combined
to create a perfect...