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Adam Webb

Adam Webb

Director of Mine Supply

Metals Focus

Adam Webb
Director of Mine Supply
Metals Focus

Sustaining capital expenditure pushes AISC higher in Q4'20

During Q4 2020, All-in Sustaining Cost (AISC) in the gold mining industry averaged US$983/oz, up 1.8% from the previous quarter. AISC increased even though average Total Cash Costs declined by 1.6% q-o-q. This suggests that higher AISC was driven by rising sustaining capital costs rather than mine site operating costs.