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National Mining Association
Facts, Stats, and Data
Online resource provides 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.
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
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.
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
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.
Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national,
state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of
companies, market volume and sales trends, average company
sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up
activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.