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Japan Mining Report 2015

  • ID: 3280870
  • June 2015
  • Region: Japan
  • 48 pages
  • Business Monitor International
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Japan will remain one of the smaller mining markets we monitor, with a lack of miner wealth and limited diversity combining with the downturn in commodity prices to limit the growth of the sector. We forecast the country's mining industry value to reach USD3.7bn in 2019, growing at just 0.3% a year on average over the interim.

The development of Japan's mining sector is being held back by an intrinsic lack of metals reserves, with the gold mining segment one of few exceptions to this landscape. However, even here the outlook is hardly dynamic: Japan has one major commercially active gold deposit: Hishikari, which is responsible for the vast majority of the country's total output. Until recently, this has provided Japan with the platform to be a net gold exporter; however, slowing demand from key export markets such as China and the US saw the country's trade balance in the commodity turn negative in 2014.

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Industry Forecast

Gold: Steady Growth Despite Price Squeeze
Table: Gold Production Forecast (Japan 2012-2019)

Industry Risk Reward Ratings

Risk/Reward Ratings


Industry Rewards

Country Rewards


Industry Risks

Country Risks

Asia Risk/Reward Index
Table: Asia - Mining Risk/Reward Index

Regulatory Development
Table: Asia - Mining Regulatory Scorecard
Table: Political Overview

Competitive Landscape

Japan - Poor Resource Endowment, Little Competition
Table: Select Companies - Key Financial Data

Company Profile

Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal
Table: Nippon Steel - Financial Data

Regional Overview

Continued Domination Of Iron Ore Production

Indian Coal Consumption To Outperform
Table: Less Reliance On Coal

Indonesian Ban To Continue

Global Industry Overview

Global Overview

1 Capex To Focus On Productivity & Efficiency

2 US Dollar Strength To Continue

3 Price Weakness To Spur Iron Ore Consolidation

4 Asian Powerhouses To Change Investment Patterns

5 The Outperformers Of 2015


Industry Forecast Methodology


Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Table: Weighting Of Indicators

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Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal

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