Mining & Metals are the backbone of the global economy. Standing at the beginning of most value chains, the Mining & Metals industry is a critical supplier of essential inputs and a global generator of trade and employment. It also has important environmental, fiscal and social effects, and acts as a catalyst for the economic progress of numerous mining-dependent countries in the world.
The Mining & Metals industry comprises the extraction of useful minerals from the ground, including oil and gas, coal, metal ores and non-metallic minerals, and related support activities. It also includes activities lower down the supply chain, such as metal processing, manufacturing of metals and a variety of fabricated metal products, such as cutlery, metal structures, boilers, tanks and ammunition.
In Poland, “metallic and non-metallic minerals mining” – also known as “non-coal mining” or “other mining,” ...READ MORE
In 2015, the mining sector of Argentina – which excludes oil and gas extraction – accounted for 0.7% of the country’s GDP, a figure that has remained relatively stable since 2011. However, mining plays a key role as the ...READ MORE
Mexico is a key global player in the production of metallic and non-metallic minerals. In 2015, the country was the world’s largest silver producer, with about 20% of global output, the fifth-biggest lead and molybdenum producer, and the ...READ MORE
Brazil is a major global player in the production of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, ranking among the world’s top ten crude steel manufacturers between 2010 and 2015. The country was also the largest primary aluminium manufacturer and the ...READ MORE
Hungary’s mining and quarrying sector accounted for less than 1% of GDP in 2015. The output of the sector fell by 11.8% y/y in 2015 and the downward trend continued in the first seven months of 2016 with a decline of 27.6% y/y. The decrease was ...READ MORE
The coal mining sector stands for just over 3% of Poland’s GDP, but it remains important for the labour market as it employs nearly 100,000 people. Since the government is looking to help out the ailing and mostly state-owned coal companies ...READ MORE
China’s output of steel and steel products climbed by 0.5% y/y to 514.4mn tonnes in Q2 2016, after three consecutive quarters of production decline. The manufacture of steel products increased by 1.8% y/y and was the main driving factor for the ...READ MORE
Argentina’s metal processing sector was responsible for 0.8% of the country’s GDP and for 4.2% of the value added of the manufacturing industry in 2015, figures that have slightly decreased since 2010 due to the overall decline in the ...READ MORE
Romania is rich in mineral resources such as fossil fuels, salt, gold, silver and non-ferrous metals. Its has the largest oil and natural gas reserves in CEE, however, current production levels are not enough to make the country self-sufficient, thus ...READ MORE
Peru is a relevant regional player in the production of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. In 2015, the country was the third largest South American producer of direct reduced iron with a 2.8% share, the third biggest producer of long steel with a 5.8% ...READ MORE