Global leading mining companies based on market capitalization 2020

As of April 2020, mining company BHP (one of the world's largest coal companies, among other minerals) reached a market capitalization of over 92 billion U.S. dollars. This statistic shows the ten leading mining companies worldwide based on market capitalization as of April 2020. The values are based on the 2020 Financial Times Equity list of the leading global companies. Follow this link to get access to the top 100 mining and metals companies list.

Top mining companies worldwide based on market value

Modern mining includes ore bodies which can harbor metal, coal, gemstone, and potash. Oil and gas extraction remains one of the most economically important sectors within mining operations. The mining industry exists on an important scale worldwide. Large mining companies tend to focus on mining production and operations to generate profit. London houses some of the world's most prominent mining companies, including BHP and Rio Tinto Group. Based on market capitalization in 2020, BHP, Rio Tinto, and Newmont Corporation were some of the top mining companies in the world. Originally headquartered in Australia, BHP’s revenue more than doubled between 2004 and 2014, growing from 24.9 billion to 52.1 billion U.S. dollars, but decreased to 44.3 billion U.S. dollars in 2019. Their primary focus is on metals and mining operations. Rio Tinto deals primarily with aluminum, iron ore, copper, uranium, coal, and diamonds. China Shenhua Energy is one of the largest government-owned mining corporations in the world. Some of its operations include coal mines, a railway network that is used to transport its coal, and power plants to generate and sell electricity.

Several of the world's largest gold mining companies are located in Canada. Barrick Gold and Agnico Eagle Mines are among the largest mining companies in the world. However, gold producers from South Africa, the United States, Australia, and other countries are also among the global leaders in gold production. Regulations have been formed in order to harmonize and stabilize the mining sector, especially within mineral-rich countries.

Leading mining companies worldwide based on market capitalization in 2020

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Sources

Release date

April 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

April 2020

Supplementary notes

All figures as of April 28, 2020.

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