Joint Study of the Copper, Lead, Zinc and Nickel Industries in the Balkan Region

13.8.2015 Marko Mannila, Kaivosteollisuus ry

After a number of years of significant political and economic change the production of lead, zinc, nickel and copper in the Balkan region has started to increase again. However, relatively little detailed research has been undertaken into the precise nature of these industry developments.

In order to properly evaluate the full extent and potential impact of current trends it was proposed the Study Groups undertake a study that will provide a comprehensive overview of the lead, zinc, copper and nickel industries in the region. The study presents an overview of industry structure and current output of these metals, ongoing and prospective projects, resources/reserves and exploration activities, and a brief review of the historic development of the industry in the region.