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

Molybdenum & Metal Ore Mining in the US

Over the five years to 2017, revenue for the Molybdenum and Metal Ore Mining industry has declined considerably, dragged down by double-digit drops in revenue in 2015 and 2016 due to sharply falling molybdenum prices. In recent years, copper miners started to produce molybdenum as a by-product of their copper operations, which led to global oversupply and a collapse in prices for the metal. Furthermore, demand for molybdenum collapsed as well, as downstream steel producers decreased purchases of the metal as steel prices crashed. Despite recent struggles, the outlook for the industry over the next five years is positive. Average prices of molybdenum are expected to increase, while the prices of platinum and uranium are expected to stabilize as well. Furthermore, over the five years to 2022, demand for such metals will be supported by growing energy consumption and industrial and automotive applications.

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 (2017-18)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Industrial production index
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2017)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2017)
    • Table Exports To...
    • Table Industry trade balance
    • Table Business Locations 2017
    • 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 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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