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Mining Industry Intelligence

Commodity Market Analysis

Timely Information, Comprehensive Analysis

We actively support and improve
our clients' decision making

Who We Are

Plusmining provides business intelligence and strategic analysis services on the mining industry and commodity markets to support and improve its clients’ decision making.

Value added

The information and analysis developed by Plusmining are characterized by their reliability, independence, comprehensiveness, and by a timely provision.


Sources of expert knowledge on contingencies and the latest developments in the mining industry in Chile, Latin America, Canada, Australia, China, and Asia in general.


Organizations that require quality information such as mining companies, goods and services suppliers, investors, international organizations, government agencies, etc.


Plusmining has a permanent presence in Chile and Canada. An expansion process to Peru and other Latin American countries is currently underway.

Our Team

Juan Carlos Guajardo

Founder and Executive Director

Founder and Executive Director

Between 2006 and 2014 he directed the Center for the Study of Copper and Mining (CESCO). Before that, he performed as Director of Studies of the Chilean Copper Commission (Cochilco). Mr. Guajardo also worked as an economist for the International Copper Studies Group.

He is also a member of the Copper Price Expert Committee convened annually by the Ministry of Finance to determine the parameters with which the Chilean national budget is built; the PDAC International Affairs Committee; as well as responsible for the organization of the Asia Copper Week, the largest global copper event in Asia and one of the largest in the world since 2012.

Mr. Guajardo holds a PhD in International Economics and Development from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. He excelled as the best graduate in his undergraduate studies of Business and Economics at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile. He also has a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Economics from the Complutense University of Madrid and a Diploma of the Advanced International Program of Mining and Environment from the University of Luleä, Sweden.
Juan Carlos Guajardo maintains a permanent presence in national and international media on mining issues.

Matias Marañon

Market and Strategy Analyst

Market and Strategy Analyst

Matías joined the team of Plusmining in 2017.

He has more than 4 years of experience in the mining industry, participating and leading projects for large-scale mining, both nationally and internationally. In his experience as an analyst and consultant, he has participated in more than 15 projects in the areas of economic studies, econometric modeling, simulation, risk analysis and management, and strategic evaluation.

Matias holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineer with Diploma in Mining Engineering from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He is currently a candidate for a Master's Degree in Mining Engineering from McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Languages: Spanish and English.

Fiorella Ulloa

Political and Regulatory Analyst

Political and Regulatory Analyst
Fiorella is a political scientist from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She also holds a Master's degree in International Relations from the same university.

Languages: Spanish, English, German.


Nicolás Muñoz

Mining Industry Analyst

Mining Industry Analyst
He joined the Plusmining team in 2021.

He has more than 2 years of experience in the mining industry, participating in several engineering studies for national and international mining projects. He also has experience in the implementation of predictive models applied to mining fleet management.

Nicolás holds a degree in Civil Mining Engineering from the University of Santiago de Chile.

Languages: Spanish, English.


Bastián Del Mauro

Mineral Commodities Market Analyst

Mineral Commodities Market Analyst

Joined the Plusmining team in 2021, after two years like Mining Analyst in the Chilean Chamber of Mines (SONAMI).

He has experience in technical information analysis, key performance indicators follow,
investment project portfolio and mining industry trends. Also, he has experience in
implementation of Lean Management principles in mining projects.

Bastián is Mining Engineer from the University of Santiago de Chile and he has a Data Science Diploma from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.


Juan Cristóbal Ciudad L.

Senior Market and Industry Analyst

Senior Market and Industry Analyst

He joined Plusmining team in 2022.

He has more than 25 years of professional experience and 20 in the mining industry, both in national and multinational companies, in addition to the public sector. His roles as Strategic Studies and Planning Engineer at Codelco for 10 years stand out, where he was in charge of the forecast of prices of relevant products and supplies, together with the identification of the macro-trends of the industry and the strategies of the mining industry and as Market Analysis Coordinator of the Chilean Copper Commission Cochilco for almost a decade.

Juan Cristóbal is a Commercial Engineer from the University of Chile, with a Diploma in Finance from the same university and a full-time MBA from the Adolfo Ibáñez University.

Languages: Spanish, English and Portuguese

What We Do

Work methodology

Early monitoring of emerging trends at the local and global levels, including potential regulatory changes, new technologies, project progress, investment decisions, among others.

Collection of relevant information on contingencies and the latest developments in the global mining industry through Plusmining information networks.

In-depth analytical processing of information by the Plusmining team.

Business Areas


Plusmining has three reports of different periodicity in which various topics related to the mining industry and commodity markets are analyzed.


Development of detailed studies and analyzes at the request of clients who wish to enrich their understanding of a matter related to mining and commodities, including the quantification and estimation of relevant variables.

Knowldedge dissemination

Availability to participate in seminars, conferences, and other events on mining and commodities. A permanent presence in local and foreign media.

Business development

Advice to companies seeking to develop business initiatives, from the identification of opportunities to their implementation.

Media Presence

20 December 2021

Analysis-Chile miners brace as president elect signals environmental crackdown

By Fabian Cambero SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile's mining sector is bracing for tighter environmental rules…
7 December 2021

Minexcellence Conference on the mining industry

Juan Carlos presented at the Minexcellence 2021 Conference. This annual conference addresses the challenges and…
17 November 2021

Copper Logjam in Chinese Ports Shows Lingering Pandemic Snarls

As much as 40% of monthly concentrate shipments are anchored. IHS Markit sees congestion easing…
10 November 2021

Virtual World Congress on the mining industry

Juan Carlos chaired the panel "The roadmap to Net-Zero for Chilean Mines" at the 2021…
La Tercera
20 October 2021

Copper price suffers its biggest drop in more than seven months after touching record highs

The pound experienced a sharp decline of more than 4% on the London Metal Exchange.…
La Tercera
19 October 2021

Opinion Article – Kamoa Kakula and Manono

Both names are likely to attract attention because of their exotic origin, in faraway Africa.…

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  • Reports

    Plusmining develops three permanent reports of different periodicity (weekly, monthly, quarterly) in which various topics related to the mining industry and commodity markets are addressed. The reports are characterized by their high added value and analytical content.

    Weekly report

    Analysis of the most important events in the Chilean and Latin American mining industry. Each topic presented is subjected to a critical analysis by the Plusmining team. Our addition of value lies not only in the speed with which information is reported but also in the deep analysis of the implications and consequences of these events.
    Topics covered include:

    • Progress of bills and regulations in Chile
    • Highlights of exploration around the world
    • Early corporate news
    • News and operational events
    • Potential merger and acquisition activity
    • Other early information obtained through Plusmining’s networks
    • Analyzes of the crises that have impacted Chile, including implications for companies and industry.

    Monthly report – Mining industry a political-economic environment

    Analysis of the main corporate, economic, political, regulatory, labor, operational events, project statements that affect the mining sector in Chile, Latin America and the rest of the world.

    The report consists of 3 large sections

    • The mining industry in Chile
    • International mining industry
    • The economic and political environment

    Analyzes of the topics are characterized by their depth, which includes insights and business implications for the sector.

    Quarterly report – Top 15

    Analysis of the production and financial results of the 15 main copper companies in the world (which comprise 60% of mine production globally). Additionally, an in-depth analysis of the production of Chile’s main copper operations is included.

    Some of the included indicators are:

    • Indicators of profitability and indebtedness (ROE, Net Debt and others)
    • Investment and liquidity indicators (CAPEX, Current Test and others)
    • Indicators of operational and production efficiency (attributable copper production, operating margin and others)

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  • Consulting

    Plusmining has the ability to carry out various types of studies and analyzes at the request of clients who wish to enrich their understanding of a particular matter.

    Commodities market studies

    Considering specific characteristics and drivers of each natural resources market, and considering the latest advances in the economy of minerals, Plusmining generates detailed studies and robust forecasting of main market variables, such as, supply and demand.

    Benchmark studies

    The internal data base development, together with our contact network, allows us to obtain the necessary figures and data in order to perform an updated comparative analysis across several aspects (costs, productivity, CAPEX, wages, benefits and technology use) and that improve our clients’ decision-making abilities.

    Strategic analysis

    Our deep understanding of the mining business allows us to perform strategic analysis and scenario assessments taking into account the latest market tendencies, international legal changes and commodities market forecasts.

    Socio-economic studies

    Plusmining has developed a scope to assess the social impact of mining projects that allows us to quantify the socio-economic impact of future projects and operations on a local and global scale.

    Public policies studies

    Our wide range of knowledge referring to national regulation allows us to collaborate in designing, analyzing and managing of public policies put forth to maximize the socio-economic value of mining activities.

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  • Knowledge dissemination

    Plusmining is an ideal actor for participating in seminars, conferences, and in general for any event on the mining industry and commodity markets. As a result of the quality work carried out by the company, it has positioned itself as a permanent source of reliable and independent information, both for national and international media.

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  • Business development

    Plusmining’s detailed knowledge and extensive contact networks allow the company to provide advisory services to those seeking to develop business initiatives. The advice covers all stages of development: from the identification of a business, through its design, to its implementation within the mining and related industries. In particular, Plusmining has advantages in facilitating access to markets, such as in Chile, Peru, Latin America in general, Canada and Asia.

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