Digging deeper: Operators in the industry will continue to acquire assets globally, boosting industry growth

The Copper, Nickel, Lead and Zinc Mining industry is heavily reliant on the market prices of the metals it produces. These minerals are key inputs into many products, and therefore, demand is relatively strong. However, choppy global growth over the past five years to 2018, negatively affected the industry's performance. The industry supplies important metals for infrastructure construction and other products, and the recyclability of copper ensures that there is a strong secondary market for the industry's products. Though weakening demand from China constrained the industry's performance, exports have grown. Over the five years to 2023, industry revenue is forecast to grow...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$11bn
Annual Growth 13-18
-2.3%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
15,680
Businesses
70

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The recyclability of copper ensures that there is a strong secondary market for the industry’s products
  • During the early part of the five-year period, both zinc and lead prices dropped to decade lows
  • Strong automobile manufacturing activity will be met by the continuous resurgence of US construction markets
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    Operators in the Copper, Nickel, Lead and Zinc Mining industry have experienced extremely volatile conditions over the five years to 2018. Sharp annual shifts have occurred in copper, lead and zinc prices leading revenue to fall at an annualized rate of 2.3% to $11.4 billion over the past five years. Revenue has plunged for the majority of the five-year period. Due to rising copper prices and strong demand from China, revenue increased strongly during the prior five-year period. However, as China’s appetite for copper has waned in light of slowing growth, the industry’s revenue has plummeted in recent years.Industry performance is predominantly guided by copper output and prices and, to a lesser extent, zinc and lead output and prices. Cur...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Copper, Nickel, Lead & Zinc Mining Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Copper, Nickel, Lead & Zinc Mining Industry are

  • Availability of resource
  • Ability to find new resource deposits
  • Ability to forward sell production when appropriate
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as World price of copper and World price of lead in the Copper, Nickel, Lead & Zinc Mining industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Copper, Nickel, Lead & Zinc Mining Industry?

    Operators in the industry mine copper, nickel, lead or zinc-bearing ore. They may also develop mine sites and convert the mined ore into concentrates for further processing.

    Industry Products
  • Copper ore mining
  • Zinc ore mining
  • Lead ore mining
  • Nickel ore mining
  • Industry Activities
  • Copper ore mining and beneficiating
  • Nickel ore mining and beneficiating
  • Lead ore mining and beneficiating
  • Zinc ore mining and beneficiating
  • Recovering copper concentrates
  • Researching and developing mine sites
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • World price of copper
  • World price of lead
  • World price of zinc
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Losing luster
  • Worldly ores
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Supply and demand
  • Global marketplace
  • Table: Copper, Nickel, Lead & Zinc Mining Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Copper, Nickel, Lead & Zinc Mining Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Nonferrous Metal Refining

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Chemical Wholesaling
  • Gasoline & Petroleum Wholesaling
  • Industrial Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling
  • Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Copper ore mining
  • Zinc ore mining
  • Lead ore mining
  • Nickel ore mining
  • Chart: Copper, Nickel, Lead & Zinc Mining Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Copper
  • Zinc
  • Lead

  • Major Markets
  • Exports
  • Construction
  • Automobile equipment manufacturers
  • Metal manufacturers
  • Electronic product manufacturers
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Copper, Nickel, Lead & Zinc Mining Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Depreciation
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • All other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Copper, Nickel, Lead & Zinc Mining

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Copper, Nickel, Lead & Zinc Mining Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc., Rio Tinto PLC, Grupo Mexico SA de CV, Teck Resources Limited,
  • Table: Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Rio Tinto PLC - financial performance
  • Table: Grupo Mexico SA de CV - financial performance
  • Table: Teck Resources Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Copper, Nickel, Lead & Zinc Mining Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Copper, Nickel, Lead & Zinc Mining Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • World price of copper (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Cathode
  • The electrode where electrons enter, or current leaves, an operating system, such as a battery, an electrolytic cell, an X-ray tube, or a vacuum tube.
  • Concentrate
  • A very fine, powder-like product containing the valuable ore mineral from which some of the waste mineral has been eliminated.
  • Electrowinning
  • An electrochemical process in which a metal dissolved within an electrolyte is plated onto an electrode. Used to recover metals such as copper from solution in the leaching of ores, concentrates, etc.
  • Ore
  • A rock that contains minerals with elements, including metals.
  • Polymetallic
  • A substance containing several metals.
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