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.
Romania has significant oil and natural gas reserves and new ones are still being developed. The country is the third largest crude oil and natural gas producer within the EU and could play a vital role as a southeast Europe gas supplier, helping to ...READ MORE
The extraction of oil and gas is one of Argentina’s main economic sectors, accounting for 2.7% of GDP and 1% of exports in 2017, as well as 1% of total employment at the end of that year. Oil and natural gas are the main sources of energy in ...READ MORE
Despite having abundant metal resources, Indonesia’s metal processing sector is underdeveloped. The country has mainly exported lower value-added minerals and imported higher value-added metal products. The basic metals sector generates just 0 ...READ MORE
The mining sector plays a central role in Colombia’s economy, being responsible for 18.3% of its total export revenues and 2.1% of its GDP in 2017. During the year, the country was the leading thermal coal producer in Latin America, ...READ MORE
The gross output of the mining and quarrying sector, including oil and natural gas extraction, accounted for 0.6% of the total gross output of the Czech economy in 2016, decreasing from 0.9% in 2012. The gross value added (GVA) of the ...READ MORE
Natural gas is gaining importance in China’s energy mix as the authorities seek to reduce the economy’s carbon intensity and improve air quality in big cities. The government aims for natural gas to meet 10% of its energy needs by 2020, ...READ MORE
The Indian metal processing sector is highly developed, reflecting the country’s rich mineral resource base. The industry’s competitiveness is increased by the presence of global players among the Indian metal companies. Metal products ...READ MORE
Poland is a major producer of copper, silver, zinc and lead, as well as many industrial minerals, such as rock salt, sulphur, limestone, cement, lime, gypsum and mineral aggregates. The sector generally weathers economic cycles quite well, ...READ MORE
Peru is among the leading global players in the production of metallic minerals. In 2017, the country ranked second in the world in terms of silver, copper and zinc output, with global shares of 17.2%, 12.4% and 11.2%, respectively. Moreover, it was ...READ MORE
As the world’s most populous country with a fast-expanding economy, China is a major energy consumer. The country was the second-largest consumer of crude oil and the third biggest consumer of natural gas in 2016. China is also a ...READ MORE