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.
Peru is a key global player in the production of metallic minerals. In 2015, the country was the world’s second-largest silver mine producer, with a share of 14.9% of global output, the third-biggest zinc and copper producer (shares of 10.6% ...READ MORE
India is the world’s third-largest crude steel producer, third-largest finished steel consumer and the global leader in sponge iron manufacturing. The country claims nearly 6% of the global crude steel production and around 5% of the pig iron ...READ MORE
The Indonesian coal sector contributed 1.7% to the country’s GDP in 2015. Indonesia is the largest exporter of thermal coal and the fifth-largest coal producer in the world. Coal production decreased by almost 15% y/y in 2015 as a result of ...READ MORE
Turkey ranks 28th in global mining production and is 10th in the world in terms of variety of underground resources. The country possesses 2.5% of global industrial mineral reserves and 0.4% of world's metallic mineral reserves. It has large amounts ...READ MORE
Chile is a key global player in the production of metallic minerals. In 2015, the country was the world’s largest copper mine producer, with a 29.9% share in global output, the second biggest molybdenum mine producer (18.2% share) and the ...READ MORE