The Canadian base metals industry experienced a slowdown in 2013. Copper stepped into the spotlight with a 48% year-on-year increase. The market is composed of a fairly small number of large companies, but they tend to operate in several regions and have some diversification in their product portfolio; thereby minimizing competition.
The majority of Canada’s metal mines are on the Canadian Shield. They are found in an arc stretching southeast from the gold mines of Yellowknife, through Flin Flon, Red Lake, Timmins, Sudbury, Rouyn-Noranda, Val d’Or and Chibougamau, to the iron mines of Labrador City. The remaining areas of metal mining are found within the mountains along the western and southeastern coasts. The majority of the steel and aluminum production facilities are found in Quebec's Saguenay region, south along the St. Lawrence River and along the shores of Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. This area provides plants with access to energy and industrial infrastructure, the St. Lawrence Seaway and land-transport connections to the eastern United States. The primary raw material in steel making is iron. Iron-ore production is centered in Labrador City, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Aruvians Rsearch analyzes the Canadian base metals market in its research report Analyzing Base Metals in Canada. The report is a complete coverage of the base metals industry in Canada.
In this in-depth research offering, we begin with a definition of what base metals are, followed with an industry definition.
Moving on to the market analysis, we analyze the base metals market in Canada through a market overview, a look at the industry value and volume, industry segmentation, and an analysis of the competitive landscape of the industry.
Leading industry players such as Teck Resources, Glencore Xstrata Plc, and Vale SA are profiled in our research offering. The leading companies in the sector are analyzed through a company profile, business segment analysis, major products and services, financial analysis, and a SWOT analysis.
Industry forecast for the Canadian Base Metals Market completes this cutting edge analysis of the Canadian base metals industry.