Business intelligence on the Mining Industry


Commodity Market Analysis


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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 analyses developed by Plusmining are characterized by their reliability, independence, comprehensiveness and 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

plusmining executive director Juan Carlos Guajardo

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

Head of Consulting

Head of Consulting

Matias joined the Plusmining team in 2017., after more than two years as a project engineer at the Chile based-consulting firm Gestión y Economía Minera (GEM).

He is a professional with more than 7 years of experience in consulting, advisory and research, participating in more than 80 studies for a wide range of national and international mining companies, as well as for private and public entities with interests in the mining business and natural resources sectors. In 2022, Matías was appointed as head of the consulting department at Plusmining. Furthermore, he manages Plusmining’s subsidiary in Canada since 2021.

His area of expertise comprises mineral economics; mineral & metal market fundamentals; financial, operational and technological trends in the mining industry; cycles in metal commodity prices; strategic evaluation for the mining business; econometric and time series modeling; among others. He has academic research published in Resources Policy and Natural Resources Research journals.

Matias holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering with a Diploma in Mining Engineering from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He is also a Master in Mining Engineering from McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Languages: Spanish, English, French (beginner, ongoing learning).

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.

Plusmining Nicolas Muñoz Analista de industria minera

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 working as a mining analyst for 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 a mining engineer from the University of Santiago de Chile and also holds a diploma in Data Science from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Plusmining Juan Cristobal analista de mercado

Juan Cristóbal Ciudad L.

Senior Market and Industry Analyst

Senior Market and Industry Analyst

Juan Cristobal joined the Plusmining team in 2022.

He has more than 20 years of professional experience 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. He was in charge of the forecast of prices and relevant products and supplies, along with the identification of the macro-trends and strategies of the mining industry. Additionally, he was the Market Analysis Coordinator for 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 scale, including potential regulatory changes, new technologies, project progress and 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.

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Business Areas


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

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

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Knowldedge dissemination

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

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Business development

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

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Media Presence

plusmining city market modelThe Wall Street Journal
30 May 2022

Chile’s Proposed Constitution Could Upend Its Free-Market Model

Lengthy charter would scale back mining, grant sweeping social rights and decentralize power, benefiting indigenous…
plusmining-noticias-cooper-minesMining Weekly
16 May 2022

Chile copper mines dodge radical changes as convention vote ends

Major copper producers from BHP Group to Freeport-McMoRan will likely avoid drastic changes in the…
plusmining news waterBloomberg
27 April 2022

Chile Convention Approves Water Overhaul for Mines and Farms

Chile moved a step closer to replacing one of the world’s most privatized water-allotment systems…
1 March 2022

Chile’s Leanest January Since ‘11 Is Another Bullish Copper Sign

Chile, the biggest copper-producing country, just recorded its lowest January output since 2011, in the…
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…

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