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Global Iron Ore Market 2018-2022

Global Iron Ore Market 2018-2022

About Iron Ore

Iron ores are solid substance from which metallic iron is extracted. It is one of the most abundant rock elements present in Earth's crust. The major producers of iron ore Australia and Brazil with Australia accounting 36.67% of total iron ore production in 2017.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global iron ore market to grow at a CAGR of 4% during the period 2018-2022.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global iron ore market for 2018-2022. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the iron ore.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA


Technavio's report, Global Iron Ore Market 2018-2022, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Rio Tinto
  • Vale
  • BHP
  • ArcelorMittal
  • Fortescue Metals Group
  • Anglo American
Market driver
  • Increased seaborne iron ore trade
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • High capital investment market
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Increasing production capacities and new plants in emerging market
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2022 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Iron Ore Market 2018-2022

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global iron ore market: Rio Tinto, Vale, BHP, ArcelorMittal, Fortescue Metals Group, and Anglo American

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Increasing production capacities and new plants in emerging market. With growing demand, the producers of iron ore in emerging markets have planned to expand their production capacities or have decided to start new mining plants. India is the fourth largest producer iron in the world, and the government has proposed to achieve a production capacity of 67 million metric ton of iron ore by 2021-22. To accomplish this, the government has advised iron ore producers to expand their production capacities.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Increased seaborne iron ore trade. One of the major challenges for any iron ore producer is the efficiently designed logistic services. Since many major iron ore producers export their product to international customers than domestic, they preferred integrated rail, road, and seaway logistic system. Among these, seaborne iron ore trade is one of a major driving factor in iron ore export and import market.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is High capital investment market. Iron ore market is a highly capital-intensive market with huge investments in heavy equipment and machinery required for mining activities. It also requires investment in designing its logistic infrastructure such as railways and harbors for transportation. Also, the government in various regions impose duties and regulations on mining industry which must be met by iron ore manufacturers. The existence of international and domestic players in the market hinders the opportunities for new players to enter the market.

Companies Mentioned

Rio Tinto, Vale, BHP, ArcelorMittal, Fortescue Metals Group, and Anglo American

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research methodology
  • Market landscape
    • Market ecosystem
      • Table Parent market
      • Table Global mining industry market segments
    • Market characteristics
      • Table Market characteristics
    • Market segmentation analysis
      • Table Market segments
  • Market sizing
    • Market definition
      • Table Market definition - Inclusions and exclusions checklist
      • Table Global iron ore market by production and consumption in 2016 and 2017
      • Table Iron ore market-Value chain
    • Market sizing 2017
      • Table Global iron ore market size 2017
      • Table Validation techniques employed for market sizing 2017
    • Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table Global iron ore market– Market size and forecast 2017-2022 (million metric tons)
      • Table Global iron ore market – Year over year growth 2018-2022 (%)
  • Five forces analysis
    • Table Five forces analysis 2017
    • Table Five forces analysis 2022
    • Bargaining power of buyers
      • Table Bargaining power of buyers
    • Bargaining power of suppliers
      • Table Bargaining power of suppliers
    • Threat of new entrants
      • Table Threat of new entrants
    • Threat of substitutes
      • Table Threat of substitutes
    • Threat of rivalry
      • Table Threat of rivalry
    • Market condition
      • Table Market condition - Five forces 2017
  • Market segmentation by product
    • Segmentation by product
      • Table Product – Market share 2017-2022 (%)
    • Comparison by product
      • Table Comparison by product
    • Global iron ore market by fines
      • Table Global iron ore market by fines 2017-2022 (million metric tons)
      • Table Global iron ore market by fines – Year over year growth 2018-2022 (%)
      • Table Fine iron ore product price (Oct 2016- Dec 2017)
    • Global iron ore market by pellets
      • Table Global iron ore market by pellets 2017-2022 (million metric tons)
      • Table Global iron ore market by pellets – Year over year growth 2018-2022 (%)
      • Table Global pellet consumption by region 2016
      • Table Top 5 pellet producers for seaborne market 2016
    • Global iron ore market by lumps
      • Table Global iron ore market by lumps 2017-2022 (million metric tons)
      • Table Global iron ore market by lumps – Year over year growth 2018-2022 (%)
      • Table Global seaborne lump iron ore exports 2016
    • Global iron ore market by HBI/DRI
      • Table Global iron ore market by HBI/DRI 2017-2022 (million metric tons)
      • Table Global iron ore market by HBI/DRI – Year over year growth 2018-2022 (%)
      • Table Global HBI / DRI production by country 2016
    • Market opportunity by product
      • Table Market opportunity by product
  • Customer landscape
    • Table Customer landscape
  • Regional landscape
    • Geographical segmentation
      • Table Global – Market share by geography 2017-2022 (%)
    • Regional comparison
      • Table Regional comparison
    • China – Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table China – Market size and forecast 2017-2022 (million metric tons)
      • Table China – Year over year growth 2018-2022 (%)
      • Table China's iron ore import by country in 2017
    • APAC (excluding China) –Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table APAC (excluding China) –Market size and forecast 2017-2022 (million metric tons)
      • Table APAC (excluding China) –Year over year growth 2018-2022 (%)
      • Table Iron and steel products exports in Japan (million metric tons)
      • Table Top 3 countries in APAC (excluding China)
    • EMEA – Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table EMEA – Market size and forecast 2017-2022 (million metric tons)
      • Table EMEA – Year over year growth 2018-2022 (%)
      • Table Top 3 countries in EMEA
    • Americas– Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table Americas – Market size and forecast 2017-2022 (million metric tons)
      • Table Americas – Year over year growth 2018-2022 (%)
      • Table Top 3 countries in Americas
    • Key leading countries
      • Table Key leading countries
    • Market opportunity
      • Table Market opportunity
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Global demand for seaborne iron ore trade by volume 2016 (% share)
      • Table Global iron ore production by region 2017 (% share)
      • Table Global steel market by end-user industries (% share)
      • Table Global demand for steel market 2010-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Market challenges
      • Table Iron ore price trends during January 2016 to December 2017
  • Market trends
    • Increasing production capacities and new plants in emerging market
    • Cost-cutting drive by iron ore producers
  • Vendor landscape
    • Overview
      • Table Vendor landscape
    • Landscape disruption
      • Table Landscape disruption
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Key Vendors - Iron ore production in 2016 (million metric tons)
  • Vendor analysis
    • Vendor classification
      • Table Vendor classification
    • Market positioning of vendors
      • Table Market positioning of vendors
    • Rio Tinto
      • Table Vendor overview
      • Table Rio Tinto– Business segments
      • Table Rio Tinto– Organizational developments
      • Table Rio Tinto – Geographic focus
      • Table Rio Tinto– Segment focus
      • Table Rio Tinto– Key offerings
      • Table Iron ore produced by Rio Tinto from various mines in 2016
    • Vale
      • Table Vendor overview
      • Table Vale– Business segments
      • Table Vale – Organizational developments
      • Table Vale – Geographic focus
      • Table Vale– Segment focus
      • Table Vale – Key offerings
      • Table Iron ore produced by Vale from various mines in 2016
    • BHP
      • Table Vendor overview
      • Table BHP– Business segments
      • Table BHP – Organizational developments
      • Table BHP – Geographic focus
      • Table BHP– Segment focus
      • Table BHP – Key offerings
      • Table Iron ore produced by BHP from various mines in 2017 and 2016
    • ArcelorMittal
      • Table Vendor overview
      • Table ArcelorMittal – Product segments
      • Table ArcelorMittal – Organizational developments
      • Table ArcelorMittal – Geographic focus
      • Table ArcelorMittal – Segment focus
      • Table ArcelorMittal – Key offerings
      • Table Iron ore operations/projects by ArcelorMittal in 2016
      • Table Iron ore product types produced by ArcelorMittal from various regions in 2016
    • Fortescue Metals Group
      • Table Vendor overview
      • Table Fortescue Metals Group – Business segments
      • Table Fortescue Metals Group – Organizational developments
      • Table Fortescue Metals Group – Geographic focus
      • Table Fortescue Metals Group – Segment focus
      • Table Fortescue Metals Group – Key offerings
      • Table Iron ore production by Fortescue Metals Group in 2016
    • Anglo American
      • Table Vendor overview
      • Table Anglo American– Business segments
      • Table Anglo American – Organizational developments
      • Table Anglo American – Geographic focus
      • Table Anglo American – Segment focus
      • Table Anglo American – Key offerings
      • Table Iron ore produced by Anglo American from various mines in 2016
      • Table Iron ore production by form in 2016
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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