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Mineral & Phosphate Mining in the US: Market Research Report

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Mineral & Phosphate Mining Market Research Report | NAICS 21239 | Jun 2016

Good prospects: Revenue will increase as consumer spending improves

IBISWorld’s Mineral & Phosphate Mining market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Demand for nonmetallic minerals rose as a result of growing downstream demand for industry products
  • Profitability has strengthened in this industry, reflecting improving technology and mining techniques
  • Soda ash production is forecast to grow due to stronger demand
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Despite its resilience, the Mineral and Phosphate Mining industry has underperformed many other mining industries in its sector, having been influenced by steady growth in import penetration, subdued export demand and weak demand in many domestic downstream industrial and agricultural markets. However, revenue increased over the current five-year period, as overall demand and improving economic conditions boosted the industry's performance. In the coming years, the industry is expected to benefit from increased global demand for its products... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The Mineral and Phosphate Mining industry has high barriers to entry. New entrants may be inhibited from entering the industry by the geographic constraints of mineral deposits and their proximity to markets. For instance, there are relatively abundant supplies of many of the minerals mined by the industry. However, high transport costs limit the market threshold serviced by individual mines and quarries. Additionally, the existing players hold a dominant position in most regional markets. Therefore, new entrants are likely to be restricted to known mineral deposits and require planning permits to exploit these deposits.

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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 Consumer spending and Demand from agribusiness in the Mineral & Phosphate Mining industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    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
    PhosphatePotash and boronSoda ashRock saltOther chemical and fertilizer mineralsAll other nonmetallic minerals
    Industry Activities
    Potassium salts and boron mining, quarrying and beneficiatingSodium carbonate and sulfate mining, quarrying and beneficiatingPhosphate rock mining, quarrying and beneficiatingRock salt mining, quarrying and beneficiatingBarite mining, quarrying and beneficiatingNative sulfur mining, quarrying and beneficiatingDiatomite and perlite mining, quarrying and beneficiatingGypsum mining, quarrying and beneficiatingTalc, soapstone and pyrophyllite mining, quarrying and beneficiatingPumice, 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
  • Consumer spending
  • Demand from agribusiness
  • Natural disaster index
  • Regulation for the Mining sector
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Current Performance
  • Demand conditions
  • Profit expands
  • 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
  • Potash and boron
  • Soda ash
  • All other nonmetallic minerals
  • Rock salt
  • Other chemical and fertilizer minerals
  • Chart: Mineral & Phosphate Mining Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Fertilizers for agricultural and household use
  • Glass and ceramic manufacturing industries
  • Industrial chemicals
  • Soaps, detergents and pharmaceuticals
  • Other nonmetallic mineral product (e.g. gypsum wallboard)
  • Other manufacturing and industrial applications
  • Road authorities and municipalities - rock salt for de-icing highway
  • 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
  • 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 Company
    Compass 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 (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Industrial Production Index (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • 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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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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