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This presentation and accompanying Excel data provide an iron ore cost curve for 70 mines contributing to over 90% of the seaborne iron ore market, with breakdown of costs into mining, processing, admin, freight and royalties.

Specific datasets include -

  • Global Mine Level Cost Costs
  • Global Company Equity Production Costs
  • Country level Production Costs
  • Rio Tinto Cost Curve
  • Vale Cost Curve
  • BHP Billiton Curve


  • The report is based GlobalData’s proprietary cost estimation model and data from GlobalData’s Mining Intelligence Center.

Reasons To Buy

  • Understand the global industry structure of iron ore mines
  • Analyse mines you may be working with, including how they compare against their peers
  • Assess the performance of iron ore companies