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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:

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


InfoMine, Inc.
Mining.com / InfoMine

http://www.mining.com/ / http://www.infomine.com/
Online resources provide in-depth coverage of mining and mineral extraction activities on a worldwide basis, with various sections of these sites covering topics such as industry news, commodity prices, company and property reports, market data, suppliers and equipment, trade events and conferences, and technology news and reviews. Selected articles and other resources can be viewed free online.



Metal Ore / Copper & Nickel / Gold & Silver Mining
http://www.firstresearch.com

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast


National Mining Association
Facts, Stats, and Data
https://nma.org/

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.


Freedonia Group
Mining & Quarrying
https://www.freedoniagroup.com/

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
http://www.alacrastore.com/

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
https://minerals.usgs.gov/

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.


PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Annual Mine Report
https://www.pwc.com/

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.


TMR
Metal Mining
https://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/

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.


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios



Industry Financial Ratios
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.

  • 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


InfoMine, Inc.
Mining Cost Service
http://costs.infomine.com/

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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Compensation and Salary Surveys


InfoMine, Inc.
U.S. Mine Salaries, Wages, & Benefits Report
http://costs.infomine.com/

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
https://www.imercer.com/

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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