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Global Iron Ore Mining: Market Research Report

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Global Iron Ore Mining Market Research Report | Mar 2015

The global economy presents its own set of opportunities and threats for businesses in a range of industries. IBISWorld’s Global Iron Ore Mining global 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 globally and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
BHP Billiton BHP Billiton market share
Rio Tinto Rio Tinto market share
Vale Vale market share
Industry Statistics & Forecast
Revenue
$161bn
Annual Growth 10-15
-9.8%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment ('000)
133
Businesses
1,108
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Global Iron Ore Mining industry's financial performance has been highly volatile in recent years. From 2010 to 2015, the industry weathered sharp spikes and double-digit declines. After two years of strong growth in 2010 and 2011, revenue contracted in 2012 due to the plummeting price of iron ore. In 2015, industry performance has been weak due to falling iron ore prices and stagnating demand from emerging markets. However, industry performance is expected to improve over the five years to 2020, with revenue expected to rise. The gain reflects global economic growth, increased steel output and rising iron ore production and prices. These factors will be supported by recovering demand for steel from emerging economies as well as strengthening developed economies... read more

Industry Key Buyers

The four largest companies in the Global Iron Ore Mining industry account for less than 40.0% of industry revenue, indicating that industry concentration is low to moderate. The three largest companies have high production capacities, and these companies have historically dominated the industry. They are also heavily focused on internationally trading in iron ore, and their diverse mineral base ensures they typically have more capital available to invest in projects than smaller operators.

Industry concentration has increased as the largest companies in the industry, Vale, BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto, have acquired smaller players. BHP Billiton's decision to abandon its plans to merge with Rio Tinto announced in late 2007 will keep industry concentration at its current level... read more

 


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What is the Global Iron Ore Mining Industry?

This industry consists of firms that mine iron-bearing ores (primarily hematite, magnetite and taconite). In addition to ore extraction, mining includes the development of mine sites and the processing of ore mined into a concentrate or pellet form. The iron ore and iron ore pellets are then sold as an input to blast furnace steel production.

Industry Products
Iron ore finesIron ore lumpIron ore pelletsIron ore pellet feed
 
Industry Activities
Mining iron bearing oreProcessing iron bearing ore into pellets


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