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


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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.

Copper | Q4 2013 & Q1 2014

As a copper producer are you currently addressing cost control, capital constraints, or community concerns and more likely than not, you have all 3 Cs; in your focus.

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 and Q1 2014

Are synthetic diamonds a potential threat?

Iron Ore | 2013 – Q2 & Q3

The capital markets view of resource companies would disagree but for iron ore exporters 2013 was a good year.

Platinum | 2013 – Q2 & Q3

As expected the year following the Marikana event has been a bumpy period for the Platinum industry in South Africa.

Thermal Coal | 2013 – Q2 & Q3

With regional demand for coal shifting across Europe (economic conditions) and North America, coal producers across the world are increasingly looking to the Asia Pacific region to underpin demand growth.

Nickel | 2013 – Q2 & Q3

2013 has continued to be a very difficult year for nickel producers.

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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