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Molybdenum & Metal Ore Mining in the US - Industry Market Research Report


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Molybdenum & Metal Ore Mining in the US

In the five years to 2016, revenue for the Molybdenum and Metal Ore Mining industry expected to fall, dragged down by a double-digit drop in revenue in 2015 due to sharply falling molybdenum prices. This annualized rate hides major fluctuations that occurred during the five-year period. As the global economy improved, the automobile sector and construction activity boosted demand for industry products. Construction activity and steel production in emerging economies supported demand for molybdenum exports through much of the period, prior to the major slowdown. In recent years, copper miners have started to produce molybdenum as a by-product of their copper operations, which has led to global oversupply and a collapse in prices for the metal. The outlook for the industry over the next five years is positive. Average prices of molybdenum are expected to increase. While prices of platinum and uranium are expected to stabilize, demand for such metals will be supported by growing energy consumption in the case of uranium, and increasing industrial applications in the case of palladium and platinum. In the five years to 2021, industry revenue is projected to increase.

Companies in this industry mine molybdenum, platinum, palladium, beryllium, uranium and a range of other nonferrous metal-bearing ores (excluding gold, silver, copper, nickel, lead and zinc ores).

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 (2016-17)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Industrial production index
    • Table Revenue vs. exports
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2016)
    • Table Industry trade balance
    • Table Exports To
    • Table Business Locations 2016
    • 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 Stillwater Mining Company (US mining operations) - financial performance*
    • Table Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (US molybdenum operations) - financial performance*
    • Table Rio Tinto (US molybdenum operations) - financial performance*
    • Table Cameco Corporation (industry-related segments) - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Revenue volatility* (%)
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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