Industry minerals are key inputs into many products, and therefore, demand is relatively strong. However, the global recession negatively impacted the industry's performance. Furthermore, China's vast appetite for copper encourages a strong relationship between Chinese demand for the metal and the industry's performance. Industry revenue is expected to fall over the five years to 2016.
Operators in the industry mine copper, nickel, lead or zinc-bearing ore. They may also develop mine sites and convert the mined ore into concentrates for further processing.
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.