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Metal Ore Mining

SIC 1100 | NAICS 212200

The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Iron Ore Mining  (view report)
Gold and Silver Ore Mining  (view report)
Copper, Nickel, Lead & Zinc Ore Mining
  (view report)

Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Key statistics
  • Market size and characteristics
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major companies
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

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.

First Research

Metal Ore Mining

First Research profiles provide analysis, statistics, and forecasts for a wide range of industries, with content sections including industry overview, recent developments, issues and challenges, business trends and opportunities, leading companies, executive insights, financial benchmarking information, and 5-year revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated monthly; sample report is available online.

Freedonia Group
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 Capital IQ - McGraw Hill Financial
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 covered in the comparative company analysis section including Royal Gold, Inc., Newmont Mining Corporation, Freeport-McMoRan, Inc., and Stillwater Mining Co.

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.

Transparency Market Research
Metal Mining

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.

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Annual Mine Report

Annual report analyzes trends in the global mining industry based on the financial performance of the top forty companies by market capitalization, with content sections featured in each report including industry in perspective, financial review and analysis, ten-year trends based on aggregated financial information, financial analysis explanatory notes, and top firms analyzed ranked by market value.

Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Metal Ore Mining  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.
  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

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.

Compensation Surveys

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
Mercer Mining Industry 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 job positions by type of mine, commodity mined, number of mine site employees, annual corporate revenue, and geographic area or region.

Business Valuation Resources