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Iron Ore Mining in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Iron Ore Mining in the US

The Iron Ore Mining industry's financial performance has been extremely volatile in recent years, despite steady production levels. Over the five years to 2018, the industry has experienced revenue spikes and declines, largely due to substantial fluctuations in the world price of iron ore, ultimately declining. Over the next five years, the world price of iron ore is expected to remain volatile. Industry revenue is expected to remain constrained despite operators in the industry continuing to become leaner and more cost efficient by shedding noncore assets as well as increasing operational efficiency. With production levels in Australia and China planned to gradually increase, industry revenue will continue to be negatively affected. As a result, revenue is expected to continue falling over the five years to 2023.

Companies in this industry mine iron-bearing ores. In addition to ore extraction, mining includes the development of mine sites and the processing of ore into a concentrated or pellet form. Iron ore and iron ore pellets are then sold as an input for blast-furnace steel production (see the Iron and Steel Manufacturing industry, IBISWorld report 33111).

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.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Demand from iron and steel manufacturing
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry trade balance
    • Table Exports To ...
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
    • Table Trade Globalization
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table United States Steel Corporation (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table ArcelorMittal (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital Intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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