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2018 ranking of the global top mining companies based on revenue (in billion U.S. dollars)

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2018 global list of top mining companies based on revenue This statistic shows the 2018 ranking of the ten leading global mining companies based on revenue. The values are based on the 2018 Financial Times Equity list of the leading global companies. Mining company BHP Billiton was ranked second with a revenue of approximately 41 billion U.S. dollars. Originally headquartered in Australia, BHP Billiton’s revenue has almost tripled between 2004 and 2012. 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 most prominent mining companies, including BHP Billiton 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 June 2018, Glencore, BHP Billiton, and Rio Tinto were the top three mining companies in the world. Rio Tinto deals primarily with aluminum, iron ore, copper, uranium, coal, and diamonds. Vale, the largest logistics operator in Brazil, produces mostly iron ore, pellets, copper, and aluminum. Glencore International of the UK tops these other companies, generating over 205 billion U.S. dollars in revenues.

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.
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This statistic shows the 2018 ranking of the ten leading global mining companies based on revenue. The values are based on the 2018 Financial Times Equity list of the leading global companies. Mining company BHP Billiton was ranked second with a revenue of approximately 41 billion U.S. dollars. Originally headquartered in Australia, BHP Billiton’s revenue has almost tripled between 2004 and 2012. 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 most prominent mining companies, including BHP Billiton 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 June 2018, Glencore, BHP Billiton, and Rio Tinto were the top three mining companies in the world. Rio Tinto deals primarily with aluminum, iron ore, copper, uranium, coal, and diamonds. Vale, the largest logistics operator in Brazil, produces mostly iron ore, pellets, copper, and aluminum. Glencore International of the UK tops these other companies, generating over 205 billion U.S. dollars in revenues.

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.
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Release date
June 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2017 and 2018
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Ranking compiled in 2018 based on latest available revenue.

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