Metal Ore Mining
SIC 1100 | NAICS 212200
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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts
Gold, Silver, Platinum, Molybdenum & Uranium Ore Mining (view reports)
Iron, Copper, Nickel, Lead & Zinc Ore Mining (view reports)
Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:
Mining.com / InfoMine
http://www.mining.com/ / http://www.infomine.com/
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profile contents include:
National Mining Association
Facts, Stats, and Data
Publications and statistical data available from this trade association include information on number of mines by state and commodity; mineral production by state, operator, and commodity; annual wages and employment; mine-specific statistics on employment, man-hours worked, and accident and injury counts; per capita consumption of minerals; and descriptions of 40 common minerals and their uses.
Mining & Quarrying
Freedonia Focus research report analyzes total activity of U.S. mines and quarries in terms of material handled (i.e., excavated volumes of ores, minerals, and waste), with information provided in the report including historical and forecast volumes for iron, gold, copper, and other metal ores (e.g., silver, lead, and molybdenum) and crushed stone, sand and gravel, phosphate rock, and other industrial minerals.
S&P Global Market Intelligence
Metals & Mining
Standard & Poor's survey provides in-depth coverage of the metals and mining industry, with topics covered in the report including industry performance and trends, operational overview, and key ratios and statistics, and with companies analyzed in the comparative company analysis section including Royal Gold, Inc., Newmont Mining Corporation, Freeport-McMoRan, Inc., and SunCoke Energy, Inc.
U.S. Geological Survey
Commodity Statistics and Information
Publications available from the USGS, which include the "Mineral Yearbook" and the quarterly "Mineral Industry Surveys", provide production, consumption, price, trade, and outlook information for over 100 metals and minerals, with metals covered in these publications including aluminum, copper, gold, iron and steel, lead, manganese, molybdenum, nickel, platinum group metals, rare earths, silver, and zinc.
Annual Mine Report
Annual report analyzes trends in the global mining industry based on the financial performance of the top 40 companies by market capitalization, with content sections featured in the report including the industry in perspective, companies analyzed ranked by market value, financial review and analysis, ten-year trends based on aggregated financial information, and financial analysis explanatory notes.
Market research reports analyze the metal mining markets on a global basis, with metals analyzed separately in individual reports including aluminum, chromium, copper, iron, nickel, and zinc, and companies profiled in these reports including Anglo American PLC, BHP Billiton Limited, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., Glencore PLC, MMC Norilsk Nickel, Rio Tinto Group, and Vale S.A.
Financial Benchmarking Data
Metal Ore Mining
https://www.bizminer.com Search for "2122"
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
Mining Cost Service
Two-volume loose-leaf publication serves as a industry reference guide for mine cost estimating, with topics covered in the guide including mine and mill cost models, smelting, transportation costs, taxes, cost indexes, labor costs, mine and mill equipment, mine and mill supplies, natural gas costs, electric power costs, and metal prices. Selected sample data from this publication can be viewed free online.
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U.S. Mine Salaries, Wages, & Benefits Report
Annual report provides compensation and benefits data for managerial, technical, administrative, and hourly personnel by type of mineral or ore mined (precious metal, base metal, ferrous metal, industrial mineral, and aggregate), geographic region, total number of employees, and union vs. non-union, with executive positions covered by the survey including CEO, president, vice president, COO, and CFO.
Mercer, LLC / Marsh & McLellan Companies, Inc.
North America Mining Survey Suite
Compensation surveys available from this source include CEO, corporate, and mine site surveys for North America, U.S., and Canada, with compensation data provided including base salary, long-term incentive pay, and total cash compensation for over 140 positions by type of mine, type of commodity mined, number of mine site employees, annual corporate revenues, and geographic area or region.
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Business Valuation Resources