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Japan Mining Report 2009

  • ID: 1058020
  • July 2009
  • Region: Japan
  • 49 Pages
  • Business Monitor International

The Japan Mining Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, mining associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on Japan's mining industry

Japan remains heavily dependent on imports for raw materials, and in 2008 many major companies in the mining industries – particularly in steel, copper and zinc – announced plans for overseas exploration. Mine acquisitions and explorations were the main overseas investments, with companies taking particular interest in Canada, Chile, Australia and the South Pacific.

Japan’s mining industry was particularly impacted by the downturn in the global economy. Declining demand resulted in many companies announcing production cuts in late 2008 and early 2009. The main areas to see reductions in output were iron and steel, zinc, nickel and copper. Decline in the automotive industry in particular had a notable effect on the steel industry, with output in April 2008 sliding by almost 50% based on a year-on-year (y-o-y) performance. Slowing demand, coupled with the appreciation of the yen, made Japanese exports significantly READ MORE >

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- Overview
- Regulatory Structure
- Latest Developments

- Metals
- Iron
- The Iron Story
- Gold
- The Gold Story
- Copper
- The Copper Story
- Lead
- The Lead Story
- Nickel
- Uranium
- Zinc
- The Zinc Story
- Minerals
- Coal
- The Coal Story

- Japan: Mining Business Environment
- Regional Mining Business Environment Ratings
- Political Environment
- Japanese Prime Ministers Since 1990
- Ichiro Ozawa And The DPJ: A SWOT Analysis

- Aluminium
- Table: BMI Aluminium Forecast
- Copper
- Table: BMI Copper Forecast
- Table: BMI Prices Assumptions, 2004-2012
- Japan’s Mining Forecasts
- Table: Japan Mining Forecasts


- Nippon Mining Holdings Ltd
- Mitsubishi Materials Corp
- Sumitomo Metal Mining Co Ltd

- Appendix A: Global Assumptions
- Global
- Table: Global Assumptions, 2007-2013
- Economic Activity
- Table: Global And Regional Real GDP Growth, 2006-2012 (% change y-o-y)
- Table: Developed States’ Real GDP Growth, 2008-2010
- Table: Emerging Markets’ Real GDP Growth, 2008-2010
- Monetary Policy
- Table: Developed Market Exchange Rates, 2006-2010 (average)
- Table: Emerging Market Exchange Rates, 2006-2010 (average)
- Commodities
- Appendix B: Regional Demographic Data
- Table: Average Manufacturing Wages Per Annum, 1995-2012 (US$)
- Table: Population
- Table: Household Spending Per Capita, 1995-2010 (US$)
- Table: Private Consumption Per Capita, 1995-2007 (US$ PPP)
- Table: Market Size, GDP, US$bn
- Appendix C: Business Environment Ratings
- Ratings Overview
- Table: Mining Business Environment Indicators
- Table: Weighting Of Components

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