Meanwhile, the number of foreign investors in the Brazilian mining sector increased last year, with Brazilians losing some interest in the segment, according to the consultancy.
Companies with gold, copper and silver assets in Guyana, Peru and Mexico, issue corporate updates.
Companies operating in Mexico and Argentina published updates on their exploration programs.
Pan American-Tahoe merger wins Mexico antitrust approval
The local steel sector has welcomed the federal plan to open up the local economy, but the move must come together with the correction of competitive asymmetries in the country, CEO Sergio Leite told a Q4 call on Friday.