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.
As the world’s second largest economy, China relies heavily on coal to ensure the stable operation of its main industries, such as energy and steel. The increasing energy consumption already made China the world’s largest producer and ...View more details
In the third quarter of 2018, the revenue of China’s ferrous metal smelting and pressing sector rose by 15.1% y/y, reaching nearly RMB 1.7bn, as a result of higher selling prices and sales volumes of steel products. In this period, the sales ...View more details
China, with its huge manufacturing sector, is the world’s largest consumer of all kinds of base metals, as well as the largest producer of metal products. The country also ranks as the biggest producer of iron, aluminium, lead and zinc in the ...View more details
Although mining has taken place in Ecuador since precolonial times, the sector has never been a pillar of the economy, mainly due to an unfavourable government policy that has discouraged investments. In 2017, mining contributed to just 0.5% of the ...View more details
Russia’s mining and quarrying sector is a key industry in the country’s economy with the value of production equal to 15% of the nominal GDP in 2017. In Russian statistics, the sector includes extraction of oil and gas, the ...View more details
In Q2 2018, the revenue of China’s ferrous metal smelting and pressing sector rose by 20.4% y/y to RMB 1.6tn, as a result of higher selling prices and sales volumes of steel products. According to Lange Steel Information Research Center, at the ...View more details
The Polish metal processing sector is the 8th biggest in Europe and the 18th biggest in the world. It constitutes 0.5% of the country’s GDP and its exports account for 9.4% of the country’s total exports. The sector is dominated by the ...View more details
Peru is a relevant regional player in the production of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. In 2017, the country was the third-largest producer of long steel in South America, with a 9.7% share in regional output, the fourth-biggest crude steel ...View more details
With an output of 34.4mn tonnes, Brazil was the world’s ninth-largest crude steel manufacturer and its fifth-biggest net steel exporter in 2017. The country also plays a central role in the global non-ferrous metals processing sector, being the ...View more details
In the first quarter of 2017 the revenue of China’s ferrous metal smelting and pressing sector went down by 15.2% y/y to RMB 1.4bn as a result of the drop in the production and sales volumes of steel products. On the one hand, this was caused ...View more details