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Global Iron Ore Mining

Global Iron Ore Mining

The Global Iron Ore Mining industry's financial performance has been highly volatile in recent years. From 2010 to 2015, the industry weathered sharp spikes and double-digit declines. After two years of strong growth in 2010 and 2011, revenue contracted in 2012 due to the plummeting price of iron ore. In 2015, industry performance has been weak due to falling iron ore prices and stagnating demand from emerging markets. However, industry performance is expected to improve over the five years to 2020, with revenue expected to rise. The gain reflects global economic growth, increased steel output and rising iron ore production and prices. These factors will be supported by recovering demand for steel from emerging economies as well as strengthening developed economies.

This industry consists of firms that mine iron-bearing ores (primarily hematite, magnetite and taconite). In addition to ore extraction, mining includes the development of mine sites and the processing of ore mined into a concentrate or pellet form. The iron ore and iron ore pellets are then sold as an input to blast furnace steel production.

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.


MAJOR COMPANIES

BHP Billiton Limited
Rio Tinto Group
Companhia Vale do Rio Doce

  • About This Industry
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Global Iron Ore Mining Industry Revenue
  • Products & Markets
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2016)
    • Table Industry iron ore output (2014)
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Industry Costs (2015)
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major Players (Market Share)
    • Table Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (industry-relevant segment) - financial performance*
    • Table BHP Billiton Limited (iron ore segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Rio Tinto Group (iron ore segment) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios

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