Nicaragua: Expectations for Nonmetal Mining

Mining companies anticipate good results for 2016, not only because of the expected improvement in international prices but also due to the dynamism of local construction.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Non-metallic mining is the category, in the view of representatives of the sector, which achieved the best performance this year because of the construction boom in the country, which is demanding ever more limestone, sand and other essential materials used for building.

See: "Nicaragua: Construction Up 18% in 2015"

On the other hand, in relation to metal mining, which in recent years has been affected by low international prices, such as the case of gold, better results are anticipated than those achieved so far, because so far this year, " ... the price (of gold) has been rising. 'In January it was trading at $1,089 an ounce and most recently it stood at $1,258, 'said Sergio Rios to Laprensa.com.ni, president of the Mining Chamber of Nicaragua (Caminic)."

"... Rivers believes that if this trend holds out, 2016 will close better than 2015, since in the same period in that year an ounce traded at $1,207, representing an increase of 18.6 percent and we have yet to see the final numbers at the end April, which could further improve that picture. "


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