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Copper, Nickel, Lead & Zinc Mining in the US: Market Research Report

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Copper, Nickel, Lead & Zinc Mining Market Research Report | NAICS 21223 | Mar 2017

Dig deep: A decreasing world price of copper will hinder industry growth

IBISWorld’s Copper, Nickel, Lead & Zinc Mining market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Though weakening demand from China constrained the industry’s performance, exports have grown over the five years to 2017
  • Increasing globalization of the mining and refining process has had a limited effect on the industry’s size
  • Export markets will remain important to the industry over the next five years
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Industry minerals are key inputs into many products, and therefore, demand is relatively strong. However, the global recession negatively impacted the industry's performance. Furthermore, China's vast appetite for copper encourages a strong relationship between Chinese demand for the metal and the industry's performance. Industry revenue is expected to fall over the five years to 2017... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

There are substantial barriers to entry into the Copper, Nickel, Lead and Zinc Mining industry. These include the capital expenditures necessary to undertake exploration programs and fund mine development. Obtaining the rights to operate at a mine owned by a competitor can also be difficult and require large royalties. The high concentration of large players, which control largest high quality mines in the United States, also make it difficult for new entrants, especially for those that are small. Competition for mine properties is nonexistent because the major players own and control most higher-grade mines. New players are left to compete by operating at lower-grade mines, which typically have higher operating costs. Sin.. ... 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... purchase to read more


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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 miningZinc ore miningLead ore miningNickel ore mining
    Industry Activities
    Copper ore mining and beneficiatingNickel ore mining and beneficiatingLead ore mining and beneficiatingZinc ore mining and beneficiatingRecovering copper concentrates Researching and developing mine sites

    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Products & Markets
    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
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • 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
    Major Companies
    Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.
    Rio Tinto PLC
    Grupo Mexico SA de CV
    Teck Resources Limited
  • Table: Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Rio Tinto PLC - financial performance
  • Table: Grupo Mexico SA de CV - financial performance
  • Table: Teck Resources Limited - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Copper, Nickel, Lead & Zinc 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)
  • World price of copper (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • 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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