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.
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 ...READ MORE
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 ...READ MORE
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 ...READ MORE
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 ...READ MORE
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 ...READ MORE
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 ...READ MORE
In Q4 2017, the revenue of the iron and steel sector increased by 19.6% y/y to RMB 969bn. Steel prices continued to rise amid stable demand for steel products in China. The positive performance of the automotive sector and the infrastructure and real ...READ MORE
In 2017, Chile was the world’s leading copper mine producer with a 27.2% share in global output, the second-biggest molybdenum mine producer with 20.4%, and the sixth-largest producer of silver, with 5.3%. Mining is the third-largest economic ...READ MORE
The Russian metal processing sector is a major supplier for the global market. The country is the second-largest producer of aluminium, supplying 6% of global production in 2017, and the fifth-biggest crude steel producer, accounting for 4 ...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