Importance The article studies the main development tendencies of the Russian gold mining market, determination of the leading regions and corporations, and the factors that impede the development of the industry. Objectives The purpose of the study is to identify possible ways of solving problems in the gold mining industry, considering the experience of developed countries and features of the Russian economy. Methods During the research, we used the methods of expert assessments, analytical methods for collecting and processing information as well as methods of comparative and statistical analysis. Results We generalize the changes in the demand and supply in the world gold market within 2010–2016. We have identified the factors determining the current state of world gold mining. We have revealed the tendencies and main problems of gold mining enterprises. Conclusions It becomes more complicated for gold mining companies to attract financing. In the current situation, it is extremely important for them to assess their financial position and strategic opportunities. To prevent the overrun of funds, major efforts should be applied.
Keywords: gold-mining, branch, demand, raw materials base, enterprise
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