Mining Industry Overview
Emergence of mining activities in emerging market are strongly supporting the growth of the global mining market
Mining companies in 2017 benefitted from the continuing recovery in commodity prices, fueled by general economic growth. They are also expected to continue to reap the benefits of the upswing in the mining cycle while focusing on maintaining a safe working environment for all their employees. The industry is continuing to consider how technology and automation can reduce human involvement in high safety risk tasks such as drilling and blasting, hazard identification and operator fatigue.
The competition in the mining industry is changing. Confirming the status as potentially significant players, private equity investors are taking a keen interest in mining investment opportunities .
The mining market consists of sales of minerals, metals and other valuable materials such as sand and gravel, coal and stone extracted from the earth crust by entities (organizations, sole traders and partnerships) that undertake the process of extraction.
Mining Market Coverage
The Business Research Company covers 140 markets overall in the mining market providing global market numbers, market growth, market-specific drivers and restraints, trends, and other market specific information. The mining market is segmented in the following manner:
1.Support Activities for Mining
The mining support market consists of sales of mining support services by entities (organizations, sole traders and partnerships) that perform support activities on a contract or fee basis for coal, metal and nonmetallic mineral (except fuels) mining. Support activities include exploration of minerals, drilling, draining of mines and other support activities.
1.1.Support Activities for Coal Mining
1.2.Support Activities for Metal Mining
1.3.Support Activities for Nonmetallic Minerals Mining
2.General Mineral Mining
The general mineral mining market consists of sales of general minerals by entities (organizations, sole traders and partnerships) that mine construction sand and gravel, industrial sand, kaolin and ball clay, clay and ceramic and refractory minerals, potash, soda and borate mineral, phosphate rock, or other chemical and fertilizer minerals mining.
2.1.Others - General Mineral Mining
3.Stone Mining and Quarrying
The stone mining and quarrying market consists of sales of stone by entities (organizations, sole traders and partnerships) that mine and quarry dimension stone such as rough blocks or slabs of stone and crushed and broken stone. It also comprises stone beneficiating activities such as crushing, grinding, washing, screening, pulverizing, and sizing.
3.1.Dimension Stone Mining
3.2.Crushed Stone Mining
4.Copper, Nickel, Lead, and Zinc Mining
The copper, nickel, lead and zinc mining market consists of sales of copper, nickel, lead and zinc ores and concentrates by entities (organizations, sole traders and partnerships) that mine copper, nickel, lead and zinc ores. The industry includes establishments that develop mine sites, mine and convert ores into copper, nickel, lead or zinc concentrates. Mining is either through underground or surface mining techniques or both.
5.Metal Ore Mining
The metal ore mining market consists of sales of metal ores and concentrates by entities (organizations, sole traders and partnerships) that mine metallic mineral ores. The industry includes establishments developing mine sites, ore dressing, and other beneficiating operations such as crushing, grinding, washing, drying, sintering, concentrating, calcining, and leaching.
5.3.All Other Metal Ore Mining
6.Coal, Lignite, and Anthracite Mining
The coal, lignite, and anthracite mining market consists of sales of coal, lignite, and anthracite by entities (organizations, sole traders and partnerships) that mine bituminous, anthracite, and lignite coal by underground mining, strip mining, culm bank mining, and other surface mining techniques. It also includes the development of coal mine sites, and improvement of coal, including cleaning, washing, screening, and sizing of coal.
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The Business Research Company`s Mining Market Research Practice provides marketing, planning and strategy departments with a wider range of market, business, customer and competitor intelligence services across different segments of the mining industry. The mining market research services and solutions The Business Research Company provides are as follows —
• Mining Market Sizing, Forecast and Trend Analysis
• Mining Market Competitor Analysis
• Mining Market Supply Chain Analysis
• Mining Market Customer Research
• Mining Market Partner or Distribution Research
• Mining Market Entry Strategy Research Study
• Mining Industry Analysis and Profiling
• Mining Market Regulations