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.
The metallic and non-metallic minerals mining sector (in Statistics Office data as mining and quarrying excluding coal and lignite) generated 1.4% of Poland’s GDP in 2019 and provided direct employment to 53,900 people. The main ...View more details
In Q1 2021, China’s iron and steel sector exhibited superb performance, significantly expanding both in terms of demand and supply. On the demand side, the sales volume and sales revenue of China’s steel products reached 188 ...View more details
Sold production of the coal mining sector amounted to PLN 24.6bn in 2019, corresponding to 1.1% of Poland's GDP. On average, the sector employed 79,200 people that year, which accounted for 0.7% of the total workforce. The level of ...View more details
Although Indonesia has abundant metal resources, its metal processing sector is underdeveloped. The country mainly exports lower value-added minerals and imports higher value-added metal products. To squeeze more value from its metal ores ...View more details
Poland has had a long tradition in the metal processing industry. And, at present, it is one of the most developed industries in the country. In 2019, however, the country’s metal production volume decreased by 7.7% y/y to 35.6mn ...View more details
Brazil has rich mineral resources, making it an important player in the global mining industry. The country ended 2019 with the world’s largest niobium reserves (84.8% of the total), accounting for an overwhelming 87.8% of the global ...View more details