Copper mine in Panama

The largest new copper deposit in the world was found in Panama and the copper mine will go into operation in 2019. This will have a positive impact on the real estate market in Panama. Panama's economy is dominated by the service sector, which accounts for about 77% of the economy. Now the raw materials sector has been added as an important new component, giving the booming economy further momentum and diversifying it.

After the largest new copper deposit in the world was found in Panama years ago, the copper mine will go into partial operation in 2019 and be fully operational in the following year. The mine is a $6.5 billion project managed by Minera Panama, a subsidiary of First Quantum Minerals Ltd, Canada. The mine is located 120km west of Panama City in a lonely area on the Caribbean side of Panama where 11,000 (7,500 Panameños) people are currently employed. Once fully operational, the mine will, according to experts, be one of the largest copper mines in the world and one of Panama's largest export sources. As a result, the mining business will be Panama's fastest-growing industry, representing approximately 5% of Panama's GDP. The homepage of Minera Panama and its presentation give a deeper insight into this megaproject.

Copper Mine

The copper mine will have a positive influence on many economic sectors (infrastructure, trade, construction, etc.). The real estate market in Panama will also benefit from this, as this new economic activity will bring new manpower and demand for housing. Many of the copper mine employees live and rent their homes in Panama in the nearby beach area of Coronado. This is located on the Pacific side (i.e. on the other side of the narrow country) and is about an hour's drive from Panama City. Investors of us buy profitable and beautiful beach apartments in Coronado (Link) and generate rental income from short and long term rentals.

No matter whether you want to use your apartment in Coronado yourself or as an investment property, we are happy to help you with your real estate in Panama. The real estate prices in Panama are still relatively cheap, because in prime locations you buy real estate in Panama for about 2,500 USD / sqm and rent for about 15 USD / sqm.

The real estate market in Panama counts internationally as one of the most interesting locations for property investment. We would like to be your local trusted adviser and to take care of your investments in Panama.

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