Metals & Mining Global Industry Guide 2014-2023


Global Metals & Mining industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: industry size (value and volume 2014-18, and forecast to 2023). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the industry .

Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the global metals & mining industry . Includes industry size and segmentation data, textual and graphical analysis of industry growth trends and leading companies.

Key Highlights

  • The metals & mining industry consists of the aluminum, iron & steel, precious metals & minerals, coal and base metal markets.
  • In the aluminum market, only production of primary aluminum is considered. Recycled aluminum is not included within this report. The market is valued at manufacturer’s selling price (MSP).
  • The base metals market consists of lead, zinc, copper, nickel and tin. The market has been valued as total primary metal production at annual average prices.
  • The coal market measures primary coal production including anthracite, bitminous and lignite. The market is valued at producers price.
  • The iron & steel market consists of the production of crude steel, blast furnace (pig) iron and direct reduced iron. Market values have been calculated using annual average steel and iron prices.
  • The precious metals & minerals market includes gold, silver, platinum, palladium, rhodium and industrial and gem-quality diamonds. The market is valued using total annual mining production volumes and annual average prices.
  • Any currency conversions used in this report have been calculated using constant annual 2018 exchange rates.
  • The global metals & mining industry had total revenues of $2,643.3bn in 2018, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.1% between 2014 and 2018.
  • Production volume increased with a CAGR of 0.2% between 2014 and 2018, to reach a total of 9,830.8 million metric ton in 2018.
  • The Iron & Steel segment was the industry’s most lucrative in 2018, with total revenues of $1,656.9bn, equivalent to 62.7% of the industry’s overall value.


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