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 coal mining sector accounted for around 1% of both Poland's GDP and the total employment in the country in 2017. The sector's importance for the Polish economy - tremendous during the communist regime and in the first years after the start of ...View more details
Being the world’s second-largest economy, China relies heavily on natural resources, which are essential for the country’s sustainable development. The rising energy consumption has already made China the world’s largest producer ...View more details
The Indian metal processing sector enjoys solid foundations for growth, stemming from the industrialised economy and the abundant metallic mineral resources. Still, the sector accounts for less than 2% of the economy in terms of GVA at current prices ...View more details
Turkey ranks 10th in the world in terms of mineral diversity, holding 0.4% of the global metallic mineral reserves, 2.2% of the industrial raw material reserves and 1% of the coal reserves, according to data provided by the Turkish energy ministry ...View more details
India has abundant mineral resources and is a leading global producer of many minerals. In 2017, the country ranked as the world’s fifth-largest iron ore, fourth-largest coal, and third-largest chromium producer. The country also occupies ...View more details
The mining sector plays a key role in the Brazilian economy, accounting for 13% of the total export value and for 2.4% of the net FDI equity capital inflow in 2017. After two years of recession in the country – marked by a double dip in GDP ...View more details
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