Our key mining commodities include: Copper, Diamond, Gold, Iron Ore, Metallurgical Coal, Nickel, Platinum, Thermal Coal, Uranium and Zinc.


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Copper | Q2 2014 & Q3 2014

This year has seen miners intensify their efforts to ramp up production while adopting aggressive cost minimization and efficiency initiatives. This has been and remains critical as they seek to manage the impacts of falling copper prices.

Platinum | Q4 2013 & Q1 2014

The past 6 months have been extremely difficult for the platinum industry.

Thermal Coal | Q4 2013 & Q1 2014

With declining thermal coal prices, shifting supply and demand dynamics in the US and Chinese policy developments regarding the usage of coal in the energy mix, sentiment towards the future of thermal coal is negative.

Nickel | Q4 2013 & Q1 2014

The confirmation of the ban of Indonesian ore exports in early January 2014 has helped drive nickel prices higher.


Uranium | Q4 2013 & Q1 2014

The short-term outlook remains depressed, the uranium spot and term prices continue to fall, the level of contracting is significantly down on previous years and a number of miners face cashflow pressures as the spot price is close to or below operating costs.

Metallurgical Coal | Q4 2013 & Q1 2014

The market for metallurgical coal remains difficult in the short term, with long-term optimism on the industry’s outlook.

Diamond | Q4 2013 & Q1 2014

Are synthetic diamonds a potential threat?

Archive: Commodity Insights Bulletins

Welcome to our KPMG archived series of bulletins focusing on key mining commodities. Each bulletin is aimed to provide insight into trends, issues and changes within the key mining commodity sectors.

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