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2020 global list of leading mining companies based on revenue

This statistic shows the 2020 ranking of the ten leading global mining companies based on revenue. The values are based on the 2020 Financial Times Equity list of the leading global companies. Mining company BHP was ranked second, with a revenue of approximately 46.4 billion U.S. dollars. Originally headquartered in Australia, BHP’s revenue has recovered as of 2019 from a slump in revenues in 2016 and 2017. Their primary focus is on metals and mining.

Top 10 mining companies worldwide based on revenue

The mining industry exists on a global scale. London houses some of the world's most prominent mining companies, including BHP and Rio Tinto Group. Coal and nonmetal minerals dominate the U.S. mining industry, while China controls most of the world’s rare earth minerals. Oil and gas extraction remains one of the most economically important sectors within mining operations (although oil and gas is often viewed as a separate industry). Based on market capitalization as of July 2019, BHP, Rio Tinto, and China Shenhua Energy were the leading three mining companies in the world. Rio Tinto deals primarily with aluminum, iron ore, copper, uranium, coal, and diamonds.

Volatile prices of commodity minerals impact the profitability and propensity of the mining industry. Oil and gas extraction is still considered one of the most important types of mining operation. Smaller companies and individuals are typically involved in the exploration aspects of the industry. Large companies, such as the top mining companies in the world, tend to focus on mining production and operations to generate profit.

2020 ranking of the leading mining companies worldwide based on revenue

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Release date

April 2020



Survey time period

2019 and 2020

Supplementary notes

Ranking compiled in April 2020 based on latest available revenue figures. Not all mining companies have been included for consideration by the source's ranking.

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