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Industry Scorecard for the Global Mining Industry

  • June 2014
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  • Frost & Sullivan
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  • 200 pages

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

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.

Executive Insights—The Next Big Trends Emerging in the Mining Industry

%—Chinese consumption of aluminum, copper, lead, nickel, tin, and zinc rose by % per annum over the past years, compared to flat consumption globally.
$ Billion—The mining industry has contributed about $ billion to South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) and export earnings over the past years.
$ Billion—The EU27 environmental protection expenditure in the mining and quarrying sectors increased from just over $ billion in 2001 to $ billion in 2013. X2—The new tunneling system should allow for meters a day to be gained, more than double the current amount.
$ Billion—Total spending on information and communication technologies (ICT) in the mining sector is on the rise. In 2010, the global market stood at $ billion and, by 2018, this is forecast to reach $ billion.
$Million—The Glencore-Xstrata merger is thought to have saved about $ million in the first year just through synergies.
Projects—About 200 companies are developing rare earth mineral projects outside China.
X—Compared to onshore mines, offshore mines can produce as much as 10 times the quantity that can be mined on land.
%—Approximately% of OPEX cost is attributed to the processes of extraction, materials handling, comminution, and separation.
Million Tons—The aluminum market is expected to double in size to more than million tons by 2020.

Supply and Demand—Executive Insights

The base metals market is set to experience double-digit growth of % between 2013 to 2018. China will Become the Largest Consumer of Base Metals in the World in 2020.

Focus:
-Attracting capital
-Infrastructure developments
Threats:
-Environmental issues
Opportunities:
-Technology innovation
-Services and equipment

In 2017, the World Demand for Rare Earth Elements is Forecasted to Increase by 36%.

Focus:
-Strategies to reduce dependence on a single source of supply
-Development of substitutes
Threats:
-Project management
-Inefficiencies of alternate substitutes
Opportunities:
-Infrastructure developments
-Optimization systems in re-opened mines

Table Of Contents

Industry Scorecard for the Global Mining Industry
1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Industry Scorecard Mining—Scope Overview
Executive Insights—The Next Big Trends Emerging in the Mining Industry
Supply and Demand—Executive Insights
Environmental Regulations—Executive Insights
New Technologies and Alternatives—Executive Insights
Country and Economy—Executive Insights
Integrated Industry—Executive Insights

2. INTRODUCTION

Mega Trends to Micro Booms
Our Unique Macro-to-micro Approach
Key Definitions
Company Definitions
Top 10 Things a CEO Should Know
Mining Classifications
Global Mining Resources
Nonferrous Exploration
The Mining Value Chain
Equating Challenges and Opportunities in the Mining Industry

3. CHINA'S CLOUT—MINING THE WORLD

Key Questions That Will Be Addressed
Increasing Demand for Metals in China
China's Position in the Mining World
Striving to Satisfy the Demand through Global Investments
Increasing Competition—Rise of Domestic Chinese Mining Companies
Changing Tides to Meet Mining Perspectives in China
Changing Appetite from Base Metals to Precious Metals
Expanding the Supply Footprint—China's New Mining Fields
Coal Mine Closures—Encouraging Productive Techniques
Mongolia—China's Next Extended Resource Supply
Findings, Inferences, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (FIRA)

4. BEYOND BORDERS—EMERGING MINING HOTSPOTS

Key Questions That Will Be Addressed
Emerging Markets Possess a Majority of the Commodity Reserves
Expanding the Mining Footprint
Infrastructure Investment Requirements in Emerging Markets
Emerging Mining Hotspots—LATAM and Africa Take the Lead
Mining in LATAM
Mining in Brazil
Mining in Peru
Chile—Building Blocks to a Consistent Copper Supply
Mining in Africa—Brimming with Potential
Precious Metals in Africa
South Africa—A Mining Cluster Strategy Approach
Mining in ASEAN
Mining in Russia—Focus on Infrastructure Upgrades
Findings, Inferences, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (FIRA)

5. MINING FACTORIES—MANAGING COMPLEXITY THROUGH OPERATIONAL INTELLIGENCE IN THE MINING INDUSTRY

Key Questions That Will Be Addressed
Increasing the Digital Footprint in the Mining Industry
IT—Enabler for the Next Competitive Edge in the Industry
Introducing Mining Factories—Integration of the OT and IT
Integration Opportunities
Mining Factory Opportunities-Utilizing Data to Add Value
Mobility—Incentives of the Mining Factory
Mine Digitization
Big Data Implementation and Mine Digitization Solutions in the Mining Industry
Findings, Inferences, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (FIRA)

6. GREEN MINING—MITIGATING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPLICATIONS IN THE MINING INDUSTRY

Key Questions That Will Be Addressed
Declining Ore Grades
Focus on Environmental Management
Doing More with Less Water
Energy Implications in Mining
Mining Regulations
Focal Points of Green Mining—Blueprint to Reduce the Environmental Impact in the Mining Industry
Minimizing the Energy Footprint
New Operating Models
Utilizing Alternative Energy Sources—A Growing Trend
Minimizing the Water Footprint
Technology Developments and the Green Mine Concept
Green Solutions in the Mining Value Chain
Biomining—A Low Capital, Green Option
Implementing the Green Mine Concept
Findings, Inferences, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (FIRA)

7. RISE OF THE MACHINES—AUTOMATED MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT DEFINE THE MINES OF THE FUTURE

Key Questions That Will Be Addressed
Decreasing Productivity Requires Technology to Boost Efficiency
Automation—Key Tool in the Future of Mining
Automated Innovations Throughout the Value Chain
Operational Efficiency Development Through Advanced Technology
Autonomous Hauling Systems and Optimized Operations
Incremental Gains through Process Change Innovations
Mine of the Future—Rio Tinto's Initiative
IMine—Taking Mining Underground
Adoption and Implementation Challenges
The Future of Automated Solutions in the Mining Industry
Findings, Inferences, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (FIRA)

8. MINING, PROCESSING, AND TRADING—EVOLUTION OF THE INTEGRATED MINING COMPANIES

Key Questions That Will Be Addressed
Upstream Transitions—A Viable Option for Miners
Vertical Integration Evolution
Collaborating to Compete
Control through Integration and Partnerships
ArcelorMittal—Moving Upstream to Secure Steel Input Products
Securing Supplies in China through Integration
Growing Number in Off-take Agreements
New Mining Models—Merging Mining and Trade
Merging Boundaries—Industrial Alliance between Mining and Power
Findings, Inferences, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (FIRA)

9. 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 Industries
China's Dominant Role in the Market
An Imbalanced Perspective—Supply Deficits and Double-digit Growth Patterns
Vying for New Global Supplies
The Next Rare Earth Elements Sweet Spots
Global Developments to Increase Supplies
North America—Investing to Sustain REO Production Game Plan
United States—Making a Modernization Approach to Enhance REO Supplies
Japan—Sustainability through Diversity
Africa's Calling—The Next Hub for Rare Earth Exploration
Major REO Mining Projects
Findings, Inferences, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (FIRA)

10. THE NEXT FRONTIERS—OFFSHORE DEEP SEA MINING

The Next Frontiers—Offshore Deep Sea Mining
Key Questions That Will Be Addressed
Heading Offshore—A New Source of Supplies
Locating SMS Deposits
Regulations—Key to Development and Implementation of Deep Water Mining
Deep Sea Mine Strategies
Solwara 1
Taking the Next Step
Findings, Inferences, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (FIRA)

11. CURBING COST FROM VOLUME TO VALUE—THE CHANGING FOCAL POINT IN MINING SUPPLY CHAINS

Key Questions That Will Be Addressed
CAPEX vs. OPEX Perspectives
Infrastructure Constraints
Addressing Cost Implications through Supply Chain Optimization
A Complete and Integrated Value Chain from Mine to Customer
Infrastructure Re-innovation—Making the Most Out of Existing Facilities
Australia's Advanced Mining Solutions
Findings, Inferences, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (FIRA)

12. COMMODITY WARS—COMMODITY SUBSTITUTION AND NEW OPERATING MODELS ARE GAINING TRACTION IN THE MINING INDUSTRY

Key Questions That Will Be Addressed
Commodity Price Volatility Creates an Unpredictable Environment
Attributes of Market Volatility in the Mining Industry
New Directions—Emergence of Substitutes
Competitive Base Metals—Aluminum in the Lead
Aluminum and Steel—Taking an Environmental Perspective
Iron Ore—A Continued Growth Scenario
Precious Metals—Gold Transitions from the West to the East
Rare Earth Alternatives
Findings, Inferences, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (FIRA)

13. FUTURE PERSPECTIVES

Our Research Methodology
CEO 360°—7 Perspectives
Technology Perspective and Its Importance in the Mining Industry
Global Perspective and Its Importance in the Mining Industry
Economic Perspective and Its Importance in the Mining Industry
Customer Perspective and Its Importance in the Mining Industry
Competitive Perspective and Its Importance in the Mining Industry
Best-practice Perspective and Its Importance to the Mining Industry
Industry Perspective and Its Importance in the Mining Industry
Legal Disclaimer

14. APPENDIX

Market Engineering Methodology
Partial List of Companies Interviewed
Learn More—Next Steps

15. APPENDIX FOR CHINA'S MINING CLOUT

List of Major Commodities and Top 10 Reserve Holding Countries

16. APPENDIX FOR EMERGING MINING MARKETS

Emerging Mining Projects

17. APPENDIX FOR GREEN MINING


Mining Equipment Energy Consumption

18. APPENDIX FOR RARE EARTH METALS

Introducing the Rare Earth Metals
Rare Earth Deposits
Rare Earth Production and Potential Mining Sites

19. APPENDIX FOR OFFSHORE DEEP SEA MINING

Solwara 1—Leading the Way to Initial Developments
The Solwara Timeline

20. APPENDIX FOR MINING SUPPLY CHAINS

Brazil—Logistics Investments
Partnerships and Infrastructure Developments

21. APPENDIX FOR COMMODITY WARS

Copper Prices
Aluminum Prices
Iron Ore Prices

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