This chapter includes the following articles.
With a vast wealth and diversity of metals and minerals, Peru is rich in natural resources. Mining plays a significant role in Peru’s non-oil economy, especially in terms of exports and job creation. However, investment in the sector fell in recent years, largely owing to external headwinds such as the drop in commodity prices that begun in 2014. Internal challenges also slowed sector activity, with social conflicts and community protests delaying several projects. The sector’s development will depend on the speed and manner in which these challenges are dealt with, as well as on the reduction of bureaucratic bottlenecks and increases in investment incentives. Given the number of projects set to come on-line in the near future, the production of minerals is expected to return to more stable levels. This chapter contains interviews with Mark Cutifani, Chief Executive, Anglo American; and Nick Holland, CEO and Executive Director, Gold Fields.