Economic analysis of potential Latin American copper mine development

For an industry client contemplating a major investment to develop a copper mine in Latin America, CRA provided economic analysis. The success of the mine depended on the level of copper prices, and CRA’s task was to forecast those prices. Secondary analysis included evaluating the world mine/smelter/refinery capacity balance and helping the client decide how far to integrate the facility and projecting regional production and consumption imbalances to suggest areas of marketing potential.