Industry Scorecard for the Global Mining Industry

Strategic Analysis of the Top Industry Trends and Evaluation of Key Growth Opportunities

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This industry scorecard for the global mining industry provides an overview of key trends and tectonic shifts that are expected to take place in the mining market. Key growth opportunities are also explored. The various mining segments have been considered (base metals, energy minerals, and precious metals). An outlined analysis of the next game-changing markets of the future and what impact they could potentially have on the overall industry has been provided. Diverse business models, partnership ventures, economic impact analyses, competitive perspectives, and key integrated industry trends have been analyzed to bring a CEO 360 perspective to the study.

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Executive SummaryIndustry Scorecard Mining—Scope OverviewExecutive Insights—The Next Big Trends Emerging in the Mining IndustryExecutive Insights—The Next Big Trends Emerging in the Mining Industry (continued)Supply and Demand—Executive InsightsEnvironmental Regulations—Executive InsightsNew Technologies and Alternatives—Executive InsightsCountry and Economy—Executive InsightsIntegrated Industry—Executive InsightsIntroductionMega Trends to Micro BoomsOur Unique Macro-to-micro Approach Key DefinitionsKey Definitions (continued)Company DefinitionsTop 10 Things a CEO Should KnowTop 10 Things a CEO Should Know (continued)Mining ClassificationsGlobal Mining ResourcesNonferrous ExplorationThe Mining Value ChainEquating Challenges and Opportunities in the Mining IndustryChina’s Clout—Mining the World Key Questions That Will Be Addressed Increasing Demand for Metals in ChinaChina’s Position in the Mining WorldStriving to Satisfy the Demand through Global InvestmentsIncreasing Competition—Rise of Domestic Chinese Mining CompaniesChanging Tides to Meet Mining Perspectives in ChinaChanging Appetite from Base Metals to Precious MetalsExpanding the Supply Footprint—China’s New Mining FieldsCoal Mine Closures—Encouraging Productive Techniques Mongolia—China’s Next Extended Resource SupplyFindings, Inferences, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (FIRA)Beyond Borders—Emerging Mining Hotspots Key Questions That Will Be Addressed Emerging Markets Possess a Majority of the Commodity ReservesExpanding the Mining FootprintInfrastructure Investment Requirements in Emerging MarketsEmerging Mining Hotspots—LATAM and Africa Take the Lead Mining in LATAMMining in BrazilMining in PeruChile—Building Blocks to a Consistent Copper Supply Mining in Africa—Brimming with Potential Precious Metals in AfricaSouth Africa—A Mining Cluster Strategy ApproachMining in ASEANMining in Russia—Focus on Infrastructure UpgradesFindings, Inferences, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (FIRA)Findings, Inferences, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (FIRA) (continued)Mining Factories—Managing Complexity through Operational Intelligence in the Mining IndustryKey Questions That Will Be Addressed Increasing the Digital Footprint in the Mining Industry Increasing the Digital Footprint in the Mining Industry (continued)IT—Enabler for the Next Competitive Edge in the IndustryIntroducing Mining Factories—Integration of the OT and ITIntegration OpportunitiesMining Factory Opportunities–Utilizing Data to Add Value Mining Factory Opportunities (continued)Mobility—Incentives of the Mining FactoryMine DigitizationBig Data Implementation and Mine Digitization Solutions in the Mining IndustryFindings, Inferences, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (FIRA)Findings, Inferences, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (FIRA) (continued)Green Mining—Mitigating Environmental Implications in the Mining IndustryKey Questions That Will Be Addressed Declining Ore GradesFocus on Environmental ManagementDoing More with Less WaterEnergy Implications in MiningMining Regulations Focal Points of Green Mining—Blueprint to Reduce the Environmental Impact in the Mining IndustryMinimizing the Energy FootprintNew Operating ModelsUtilizing Alternative Energy Sources—A Growing TrendMinimizing the Water FootprintTechnology Developments and the Green Mine ConceptGreen Solutions in the Mining Value ChainGreen Solutions in the Mining Value Chain (continued)Biomining—A Low Capital, Green OptionImplementing the Green Mine ConceptFindings, Inferences, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (FIRA)Findings, Inferences, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (FIRA) (continued)Rise of the Machines—Automated Machinery and Equipment Define the Mines of the FutureKey Questions That Will Be Addressed Decreasing Productivity Requires Technology to Boost Efficiency Automation—Key Tool in the Future of MiningAutomated Innovations Throughout the Value ChainOperational Efficiency Development Through Advanced TechnologyAutonomous Hauling Systems and Optimized Operations Incremental Gains through Process Change InnovationsMine of the Future—Rio Tinto’s InitiativeIMine—Taking Mining UndergroundAdoption and Implementation Challenges The Future of Automated Solutions in the Mining IndustryFindings, Inferences, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (FIRA) Mining, Processing, and Trading—Evolution of the Integrated Mining CompaniesKey Questions That Will Be Addressed Upstream Transitions—A Viable Option for MinersVertical Integration EvolutionCollaborating to CompeteControl through Integration and PartnershipsArcelorMittal—Moving Upstream to Secure Steel Input ProductsSecuring Supplies in China through IntegrationGrowing Number in Off-take Agreements New Mining Models—Merging Mining and TradeNew Mining Models—Merging Mining and Trade (continued)Merging Boundaries—Industrial Alliance between Mining and PowerFindings, Inferences, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (FIRA) Changing Tides—An End to China’s Rare Earth Dominance Key Questions That Will Be Addressed Rare Earth Elements—Essential Commodities in the Energy and High-tech IndustriesChina’s Dominant Role in the MarketAn Imbalanced Perspective—Supply Deficits and Double-digit Growth PatternsVying for New Global SuppliesThe Next Rare Earth Elements Sweet SpotsGlobal Developments to Increase SuppliesNorth America—Investing to Sustain REO Production Game PlanUnited States—Making a Modernization Approach to Enhance REO SuppliesJapan—Sustainability through DiversityAfrica’s Calling—The Next Hub for Rare Earth ExplorationMajor REO Mining ProjectsFindings, Inferences, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (FIRA)Findings, Inferences, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (FIRA) (continued)The Next Frontiers—Offshore Deep Sea Mining Key Questions That Will Be Addressed Heading Offshore—A New Source of SuppliesLocating SMS DepositsRegulations—Key to Development and Implementation of Deep Water MiningDeep Sea Mine StrategiesSolwara 1Taking the Next StepFindings, Inferences, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (FIRA)Findings, Inferences, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (FIRA) (continued)Curbing Cost from Volume to Value—The Changing Focal Point in Mining Supply Chains Key Questions That Will Be Addressed CAPEX vs. OPEX PerspectivesInfrastructure ConstraintsAddressing Cost Implications through Supply Chain Optimization Addressing Cost Implications through Supply Chain Optimization (continued)A Complete and Integrated Value Chain from Mine to Customer Infrastructure Re-innovation—Making the Most Out of Existing Facilities Australia’s Advanced Mining SolutionsFindings, Inferences, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (FIRA)Findings, Inferences, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (FIRA) (continued)Commodity Wars—Commodity Substitution and New Operating Models Are Gaining Traction in the Mining IndustryKey Questions That Will Be Addressed Commodity Price Volatility Creates an Unpredictable EnvironmentAttributes of Market Volatility in the Mining IndustryNew Directions—Emergence of SubstitutesCompetitive Base Metals—Aluminum in the LeadAluminum and Steel—Taking an Environmental Perspective Iron Ore—A Continued Growth ScenarioPrecious Metals—Gold Transitions from the West to the EastRare Earth AlternativesFindings, Inferences, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (FIRA)Future Perspectives Our Research MethodologyCEO 360°—7 PerspectivesTechnology Perspective and Its Importance in the Mining IndustryTechnology Perspective and Its Importance in the Mining Industry (continued)Global Perspective and Its Importance in the Mining IndustryEconomic Perspective and Its Importance in the Mining IndustryCustomer Perspective and Its Importance in the Mining IndustryCompetitive Perspective and Its Importance in the Mining IndustryBest-practice Perspective and Its Importance to the Mining IndustryIndustry Perspective and Its Importance in the Mining IndustryLegal DisclaimerAppendixMarket Engineering MethodologyPartial List of Companies InterviewedLearn More—Next StepsAppendix for China’s Mining CloutList of Major Commodities and Top 10 Reserve Holding Countries Appendix for Emerging Mining MarketsEmerging Mining ProjectsEmerging Mining Projects (continued)Emerging Mining Projects (continued)Appendix for Green MiningMining Equipment Energy ConsumptionAppendix for Rare Earth MetalsIntroducing the Rare Earth MetalsRare Earth DepositsRare Earth Deposits (continued)Rare Earth Production and Potential Mining SitesAppendix for Offshore Deep Sea MiningSolwara 1—Leading the Way to Initial DevelopmentsThe Solwara TimelineAppendix for Mining Supply ChainsBrazil—Logistics InvestmentsPartnerships and Infrastructure DevelopmentsAppendix for Commodity WarsCopper PricesAluminum PricesIron Ore Prices




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