Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Operators in the Gold and Silver Ore Mining industry in Canada have exhibited growth over the past five years. Rising gold and silver prices during the recession helped bolster the industry's performance and profitability over the period. Over the five years to 2020, merger and acquisition activity will likely persist, as new mining projects are slow to enter production... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter
The Gold and Silver Ore Mining industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle. Domestic production of both metals is decreasing, though rising gold and silver prices have boosted profit margins in recent years. As a result, industry value added (IVA), a measure of the industry's contribution to the economy, is expected to rise an annualized 4.0% over the 10 years to 2020. In comparison, Canadian GDP is expected to rise 2.1% during the period. However, IVA is extremely volatile because high gold and silver prices can inflate revenue and profit, thereby masking the real factors that make this a mature industry.
Gold and silver are well-accepted commodities and have established uses. Downstream markets for these products are also defined and not expected to change much... purchase to read more