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Statista dossier on global mining

This dossier provides some of the most interesting facts and figures relating to the global mining sector. Numerous industries worldwide depend on the supply of commodities from underground - such as minerals and metals. Consequently the mining sector is pivotal to the strength and stability of the world’s economy. This document provides an overview of global key figures, major commodities by country, and top companies. Furthermore, it includes a section describing the industry's vibrant deals and acquisitions activities. The dossier closes with some information on the contribution U.S. mining makes to the country's economy.

Table of contents

  • 1. Global key figures
    • Total revenue of the top mining companies 2002-2017

    • Net profit of the top mining companies 2002-2017

    • Net profit margin of the top mining companies 2002-2017

    • Total assets of the top mining companies 2002-2017

    • Operating expenses of the top mining companies 2002-2017

    • Investing activities of top global mining companies 2004-2017

    • Number of active mineral exploration sites worldwide by region 2017

    • Global number of active mineral exploration sites by region and type 2017

    • Distribution of active mineral exploration sites worldwide by region 2017

  • 2. Major commodities by country
    • Leading countries based on hard coal production 2016

    • Iron ore mine production by country 2014-2018

    • Copper production in leading countries 2010-2018

    • Gold production sorted by major countries 2010-2018

    • Global platinum mine production 2012-2017 by country

    • Major countries in rare earth mine production 2013-2018

    • Major countries in worldwide bauxite mine production 2014-2018

  • 3. Leading companies
    • 2018 global list of top mining companies based on revenue

    • 2018 list of global top mining companies based on net income

    • Glencore's total revenue 2008-2018

    • BHP Billiton revenue 2004-2018

    • Rio Tinto's revenue 2001-2018

    • Revenue of China Shenhua Energy 2010-2017

    • Vale's revenue 2007-2017

  • 4. Deals and acquisitions
    • Number of deals in the mining and metals sector worldwide 2000-2017

    • Total value of deals in the mining and metals sector worldwide 2000-2017

    • Value of global mining and metals sector deals 2017 by target region

    • Global mining industry M&A deal value by commodity 2016 & 2017

  • 5. United States
    • Gross output of the U.S. mining industry 1998-2017

    • Gross operating surplus of the U.S. mining industry 1998-2016

    • Value added by the mining industry U.S. 1998-2017

    • 2018 leading U.S. industrial metals companies based on revenue

    • U.S. mining industry total employment 1998-2017

  • 6. Miscellaneous
    • Global smart mining market value projection 2014-2025

    • Projected adoption of technologies in the global mining industry 2025

    • Largest global open-pit mines by depth

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