Iron Ore Mining in China: Surging Prices and Domestic Demand

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China’s rapid industrialization and urbanization will continue to stimulate demand for steel products, and, in turn, iron ore. World iron ore prices are expected to increase moderately, further contributing to strong revenue growth for the Chinese Iron Ore Mining industry, according to IBISWorld, America’s largest publisher of industry research.

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Rapid growth is expected to continue in 2011, with industry revenue growing by 36.8%.

China’s rapid industrialization and urbanization will continue to stimulate demand for steel products, and, in turn, iron ore. World iron ore prices are expected to increase moderately, further contributing to strong revenue growth for the Chinese Iron Ore Mining industry, according to IBISWorld, America’s largest publisher of industry research.

The Iron Ore Mining industry in China has experienced drastic changes in the past five years. The slowdown in China's economy, and the world economy as a whole, resulted in significant declines in iron ore demand and product prices in 2009. Despite a significant increase in the volume of imported iron ore, the import value decreased by 14.9% in 2009, accounting for 50.2% of domestic demand.

With the Chinese and global economies recovering in 2010, however, iron ore demand and price rose sharply. Industry revenue rebounded strongly, by 54.2% to US$85.9 billion, due to surging domestic demand and iron ore prices. Domestic iron ore output grew 21.7% in 2010 to 1.07 billion tons. Driven by an iron ore price surge of over 50% on the international market, industry imports grew by 49.5% in 2010, accounting for 49.4% of domestic demand.

Rapid growth is expected to continue in 2011, with industry revenue and imports growing by 36.8% and 31.6% respectively, according to IBISWorld.

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Enterprises in the Iron Ore Mining industry in China mine and beneficiate (remove impurities from) iron ores. Products in this industry include hematite, magnetite, limonite, siderite and taconite, in the forms of both ore and powder.

Iron Ore Mining in China Industry Report -- Key Topics
Industry Performance
Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle
Products & Markets
Supply Chain
Products & Services
Major Markets
Globalization & Trade
Business Locations
Competitive Landscape
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Barriers to Entry
Major Companies
Operating Conditions
Capital Intensity
Key Statistics
Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

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