Global Gold Mining to 2020
Global Gold Mining to 2020 comprehensively covers global historical and forecast data on gold mine production to 2020. It includes mine production by major countries, reserves by grade and geographies, prices and treatment and refining charges.
The report also includes drivers and restraints affecting the industry, profiles of major gold mining companies and information on the major active, development and exploration projects.
Due to its exclusive properties and outstanding characteristics, gold found diversified applications, making it an essential metal across many industries such as electronics, healthcare, engineering and in the environment management sectors. Demand for gold in jewelry has a major share, with 56% of its demand coming from China and India in 2012.
New generation consumers demand innovative designs, giving gold a new approach and significance in the jewelry market. The newest technologies of nanoscience and nanotechnology, which are used to study extremely small particles, are used with gold in mind.
Gold is known for having properties such as material compatibility, durability and reliability, lending itself towards technology such as touch-sensitive screens and advanced data storage technologies in flash memory devices.
With the arrival of nanotechnology, gold has been used in areas of medicine, engineering and environmental management. Gold also finds use in the catalytic converters used in automobiles.