Chile is at an inflection point in its history as the country prepares to vote on the final draft of its new constitution on September 4th. As the world’s largest producer of copper and second largest producer of lithium, what happens in Chile impacts the global mining business. Moreover, the importance of Chilean metal production to drive the global decarbonization effort should not be understated. While the consensus on the ground in Santiago is that radical reforms are unlikely to transpire, a number of high-profile expansions and developments being rejected on environmental grounds in 2022 suggest that Chile’s position as the leading mining jurisdiction in Latin America is facing challenges.
The print and PDF edition of GBR’s annual Chile Mining series delves into the themes impacting the country’s mining sector in 2022, comprising analysis based on over 100 interviews with the leading executives from major producers, associations, juniors, consultants, investors and service providers, to provide an in-depth and holistic view of what is happening now, and more pertinently, what could happening in the months and years ahead.