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.
In 2016, Mexico was the largest producer of direct reduced iron and long steel in Latin America with shares of 78.1% and 34.5% in regional output, respectively. The country was also the second biggest manufacturer of flat steel in Latin America. ...View more details
Mexico is a key global player in the production of metallic and non-metallic minerals. In 2015, the country was the world’s largest silver producer, with about 20% of global output, the fifth-biggest lead and molybdenum producer, and the ...View more details