Global Iron Ore Mining - Industry Market Research Report

Global Iron Ore Mining

The Global Iron Ore Mining industry's financial performance has been weak over the five years to 2019. Industry revenue is a function of global demand conditions, and the volatility in the world price of iron ore during the reporting period has led to several years of double-digit declines. Recent price weakness has been driven by both high levels of supply in global markets and weakening demand from emerging markets. While demand has certainly decelerated over the past five years and prices have tumbled, it has constrained profit growth. Industry performance is expected to continue declining over the five years to 2024. Continued growth in global production is expected to further dampen price conditions, and the world price of iron ore is forecast to fall slightly over the next five years.

The Global Iron Ore Mining industry consists of companies that mine iron-bearing ores that are 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.

Industry Definition
Main Activities
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Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
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Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
Industry Globalization


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Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
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Industry Data
Annual Change
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