Overview

Good prospects: Revenue will increase as the economic grows and consumer spending improves

IBISWorld’s Mineral & Phosphate Mining market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Economy growth will drive industry growth due to the industry’s reliance on consumer spending on food and manufactured goods
  • The industry’s profit magrin has decreased over the past five years
  • Phosphate production is forecast to grow slowly, in response to a rebound in fertilizer demand

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    he United States ranks among the leading producers of many of these minerals, which is expected to continue moving forward over the five years to 2022. However, IBISWorld estimates that the industry will fall over the five years to 2017 as demand for most nonmetallic minerals has fallen as a result of decreasing downstream demand for industry products. However, growth in the overall US economy is expected to support industry growth over the five years to 2022, due to the industry's ties to general consumer spending on food and manufactured goods. Consequently, over the five years to 2022, revenue is forecast to grow...

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    Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Mineral and Phosphate Mining industry has a low to medium level of market share concentration, with the four largest players accounting for an estimated 37.6% of industry revenue. Since the industry comprises separate markets for several different types of minerals, major players rarely dominate across all market segments.

    Within the larger market segments, generally just a few major operators produce the lion's share of mineral output. These leading players operate multiple establishments across several geographic markets. For example, the Mosaic Company is the largest producer of phosphates in the world, and the United States has the second-largest reserve base after China.

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    Additional Insights for the Mineral & Phosphate Mining Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Mineral & Phosphate Mining Industry are

  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Downstream ownership links
  • Ability to control total supply on market
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Industrial production index and Demand from fertilizer manufacturing in the Mineral & Phosphate Mining industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Mineral & Phosphate Mining Industry?

    Operators in this industry primarily mine, mill and beneficiate nonmetallic minerals. The principal industry products and activities are potash and soda, as well as borate mineral mining; phosphate rock mining; mining other chemicals and mineral fertilizers (e.g. rock salt, native sulfur and barite); and other nonmetallic mineral mining (e.g. diatomite, gypsum, mica, pumice and talc).

    Industry Products
    Phosphate
    Potash
    Soda ash
    Rock salt
    Other chemical and fertilizer minerals
    Industry Activities
    Potassium salts and boron mining, quarrying and beneficiating
    Sodium carbonate and sulfate mining, quarrying and beneficiating
    Phosphate rock mining, quarrying and beneficiating
    Rock salt mining, quarrying and beneficiating
    Barite mining, quarrying and beneficiating
    Native sulfur mining, quarrying and beneficiating
    Diatomite and perlite mining, quarrying and beneficiating
    Gypsum mining, quarrying and beneficiating
    Talc, soapstone and pyrophyllite mining, quarrying and beneficiating
    Pumice, mica, shell, natural asphalt and peat mining, quarrying and beneficiating

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Industrial production index
  • Demand from fertilizer manufacturing
  • Consumer spending
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Demand and production conditions
  • Profit declines
  • Global competition recedes
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Performance strengthens with demand
  • Production expands
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Mineral & Phosphate Mining Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Mineral & Phosphate Mining Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation and Warehousing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Auto Mechanics
  • Chemical Wholesaling
  • Construction & Mining Equipment Wholesaling
  • Explosives Manufacturing
  • Geophysical Services
  • Heavy Equipment Rental
  • Transportation and Warehousing
  • Utilities

  • Products & Services
  • Phosphate
  • Rock salt
  • Soda ash
  • Other chemical and fertilizer minerals
  • Potash
  • Chart: Mineral & Phosphate Mining Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Glass, ceramic, industrial chemicals, soap, detergents, pharmaceutic
  • Fertilizers for agricultural and household use
  • Other nonmetallic mineral product (e.g. gypsum wallboard)
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Mineral & Phosphate Mining Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Mineral & Phosphate Mining

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Mineral & Phosphate Mining Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    The Mosaic CompanyCompass Minerals International Inc.
  • Table: The Mosaic Company - financial performance
  • Table: Compass Minerals International Inc. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Mineral & Phosphate Mining Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Mineral & Phosphate Mining Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Industrial Production Index (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Mineral
  • A naturally occurring solid chemical substance formed through biogeochemical processes having a characteristic chemical composition, a highly ordered atomic structure and specific physical properties.
  • Nonmetallic Minerals
  • Noncombustible solid rocks or minerals used in industry and construction in natural form or after mechanical, thermal, or chemical processing.
  • Potash
  • The common name for various mined and manufactured salts that contain potassium in water-soluble form.
  • Soda Ash
  • Also known as sodium carbonate. It is used as a water softener and in the manufacture of glass and other products.
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