The Mineral and Phosphate Mining industry has performed strongly over the past five years, largely due to steady demand for potash and other minerals used in the production of fertilizer. Since Canada is the world's largest producer of potash, the industry has benefited from rising agricultural demand worldwide, particularly in emerging economies. Nevertheless, volatility in the price of potash has hampered industry revenue, which is expected to decline in 2016 and over the following five years.
This industry primarily engages in mining nonmetals, such as minerals and phosphate. This industry does not include coal, stone, sand, gravel, clay and ceramic mines.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.