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Iron Ore Mining in the US: Market Research Report

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Iron Ore Mining Market Research Report | NAICS 21221 | Jun 2014

Pumping iron: A decline in the price of iron ore will lead to a slight drop in revenue

IBISWorld’s Iron Ore Mining market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$7bn
Annual Growth 09-14
26.8%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
4,950
Businesses
21
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

After a period of major highs and lows, revenue for the Iron Ore Mining industry is expected to experience steady growth over the next five years. Through 2019, production and profit are expected to increase, supported by strong demand for steel from emerging economies and the strengthening of the US economy. However, the price of iron ore is projected to drop in three of the next five years, threatening growth... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Iron Ore Mining industry is highly capital intensive, as substantial amounts of capital are invested in heavy equipment necessary for mining activities. The ratio of labor costs to depreciation charges is indicative of an industry's labor and capital intensities, as this shows the amount of revenue absorbed by labor inputs and capital inputs into production. Overall, for every dollar spent on labor, industry operators spend about $1.14 on capital investments.

High capital intensity arises from the nature of the mining process, which requires significant investment in large-scale earth-moving and processing equipment such as electric shovels and conveyors... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Iron Ore Mining Industry?

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 (Iron and Steel Manufacturing industry, IBISWorld report 33111).

Industry Products
Iron ore pelletsConcentratesFine oresSinterOther agglomeratesNuggets
 
Industry Activities
Iron ore miningIron ore beneficiating


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