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The global mining market is forecast to witness excellent growth over the next five years. The industry is estimated to reach US $1,783 billion by 2017, with a CAGR of 7.4% from 2012 to 2017. The highly fragmented industry comprises the mining of iron ore, coal, precious metals, diamonds, bauxite, manganese, and base metals. The c

ompanies in the industry have adopted new technologies to increase productivity.

Lucintel, a leading global management consulting and market research firm, has conducted a competitive analysis on the trends and forecasts of the industry and presents its findings in “Global Mining Market 2012-2017: Trend, Profit, and Forecast Analysis.” The industry is currently using bioleaching technology and automated remote technology for mining, which are anticipated to lead the industry toward sustained growth.

Lucintel's report discusses the numerous challenges faced by the industry. The mining market mainly deals with the iron ore, coal, and various precious metals. The scarcity of raw materials, minerals, and valuable metals affect the industry growth. The mining market could also be affected by the increasing rate of recycling of various materials.

In analyzing the factors that affect the growth rate, Lucintel finds that increased demand of iron ore by power plants, the construction industry, and for ports; usage of aluminum in the transportation sector; and demand from the oil and gas sector influenced industry growth. The developing economies of the world are investing in infrastructure development and the construction sector, which drives the growth potential.

This study can provide industry leaders with a competitive benchmarking of the mining industry and up-to-date information on market share, profit margins, capabilities, and strategies of the leaders. It is designed to offer executives strategically significant competitor information, analysis, and insight, critical to the development and implementation of effective marketing and sales plans.

This comprehensive guide from Lucintel provides readers with valuable information and the tools needed to successfully drive critical business decisions with a thorough understanding of the market’s potential. This report will save Lucintel clients hundreds of hours in personal research time on a global market and it offers significant benefits in expanding business opportunities throughout the global mining industry analysis. In a fast-paced ever-changing world, business leaders need every advantage available to them in a timely manner to drive change in the market and to stay ahead of their competition. This report provides business leaders with a keen advantage in this regard by making them aware of

emerging trends and demand requirements on an annual basis.

To make any investment or strategic decision, you need adequate and timely information. This market report fulfills this co

re need.

Some of the features of mining market report are:
  • Industry size estimates in terms of (US $) value by regions and segments
  • Global mining industry analysis annual  trend (2006-2011) and forecast (2012-2017)
  • Porter’s Five Force analysis
  • New product launch and merger and acquisition activity in global mining industry analysis
  • Quarterly demand trend (Q1 2010-Q4 2011) and forecast analysis (Q1 2012-Q4 2013) for global mining industry analysis
  • Gross and net profit trends in the global mining industry analysis
  • Cost structure trend in the global as well as regional mining analysis
  • More than 48 valuable figures/charts and 11 tables are provided in this report.
 1. Executive Summary  

 2. Industry Definition and Scope  

 3. Industry Overview  

 4. Global Macroeconomic Overview  

 5. Industry Trends  

 6. Industry Forecasts  

 7. Emerging Trends  

 8. Conclusions  

List of Figures
Chapter 3. Industry Overview
Figure 3.1: External forces shaping global mining industry
Chapter 4. Global Macroeconomic Overview
Figure 4.1: Global GDP growth rate trend
Figure 4.2: Global inflation rate trend
Figure 4.3: Global population growth rate trend
Figure 4.4: Global unemployment rate trend
Figure 4.5: Regional GDP growth rate trend
Figure 4.6: Regional inflation rate trend
Figure 4.7: Regional population growth rate trend
Figure 4.8: Regional unemployment rate trend
Chapter 5. Industry Trends
Figure 5.1: Global mining industry annual trend 2006-11 (US $B)
Figure 5.2: Global mining industry regional trend: 2006-11 (US $B)
Figure 5.3: Global mining industry regional trend: 2006-11 (%)
Figure 5.4: Global mining industry segment trend 2006-2011 (US $B)
Figure 5.5: Global mining industry segment trend 2006-2011 (%)
Figure 5.6: Global mining industry quarterly trend 2010-11 (US $B)
Figure 5.7: Global mining industry profitability trend 2006-11
Figure 5.8: Global mining industry revenue per employee Trend 2006-11
Figure 5.9: Cost structure of global mining industry 2006-11
Figure 5.10: Cost structure in North American mining industry: 2006-11
Figure 5.11: Cost structure in European mining industry: 2006-11
Figure 5.12: Cost structure in Asia Pacific mining industry: 2006-11
Figure 5.13: Top 5 companies vs. mining gross profit & net profit analysis: 2011
Figure 5.14: Cash on hand for global mining industry 2006-11 (US $B)
Figure 5.15: Cash on hand for global mining industry 2006-11 (%)
Figure 5.16: Asset for global mining industry 2006-11 (US $B)
Figure 5.17: Assets for global mining industry 2006-11 (%)
Figure 5.18: Debt for global mining industry 2006-11 (US $B)
Figure 5.19: Debt for global mining industry 2006-11 (%)
Figure 5.20: Industry shares of top players in global mining industry in 2006
Figure 5.21: Industry shares of top players in global mining industry in 2011
Figure 5.22: Global mining industry 2006 market share analysis
Figure 5.23: Global mining industry 2011 market share analysis
Chapter 6. Industry Forecasts
Figure 6.1: Global mining industry annual forecast 2012-17 (US $B)
Figure 6.2: Global mining industry quarterly forecast 2011-12 (US $B)
Figure 6.3: Global GDP growth rate forecast
Figure 6.4: Global inflation rate forecast
Figure 6.5: Global population growth rate forecast
Figure 6.6: Global unemployment rate forecast
Figure 6.7: Regional GDP growth rate forecast
Figure 6.8: Regional inflation rate forecast
Figure 6.9: Regional population growth rate forecast
Figure 6.10: Regional unemployment rate forecast
Figure 6.11: Global mining industry regional forecast 2012-17 (US $B)
Figure 6.12: Global mining industry regional forecast 2012-17 (%)
Figure 6.13: Global mining industry segment forecast 2012-17 (US $B)
Figure 6.14: Global mining industry segment forecast 2012-17 (%)
Chapter 7. Emerging Trends
Figure 7.1: Global mining industry opportunity by region
Figure 7.2: Global mining industry opportunity by segment
List of Tables
Chapter 3. Industry Overview
Table 3.1: Industry parameters of global mining industry
Table 3.2: Relative industry attractiveness by region
Chapter 5. Industry Trends
Table 5.1: Regional revenue growth rate
Table 5.2: Segment revenue growth rate
Table 5.3: Percentage change in cost structure
Table 5.4: Percentage change in cash on hand
Table 5.5: Percentage change in total asset  
Table 5.6: Percentage change in total debt
Table 5.7: Key companies by revenue growth
Table 5.8: Key companies by revenue decline
Chapter 6. Industry Forecasts
Table 6.1: Global mining regional forecast growth rate

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