The North America Mining (Non-Precious Metals) Sectors : A Company and Industry Analysis (May 2006)

  • ID: 656280
  • May 2006
  • Region: America, North America, United States
  • Mergent
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This report examines the mining industry in the United States and Canada
Current Environment - Key Points
- US mine output rose in March by an annualized rate of more than 20% in the first quarter of 2006, due to the continued recovery of the oil and gas facilities affected by last year's hurricanes and a surge in the output of coal mines
- The National Mining Association (NMA) expects demand for US coal to hit a record 1.2 billion tons in 2006, up from 1.18 billion last year and forecasts production of 1.16 billion tons
- Soaring metal prices have been attributed to concerns over supply shortages and low global inventory levels
In 2005, US steel prices rose due to high inventory levels, increased steel production from China, rising costs of raw materials, the high rate of consolidation between major steel companies, and global production cuts
- In Canada, mining and oil and gas extraction were the main industries behind most of the recent growth in investment in non-residential structures
- Spurred by record-high base metal prices, the Canadian metals and mining industry concluded the fourth quarter of 2005 with 74 M&As worth a total of C$21.8 billion READ MORE >

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Current Environment - US
- Sector Overview
- Sector Performance
- Leading Companies
- Initial Public Offerings
- Mergers and Acquisitions
Current Environment - Canada
- Sector Overview
- Leading Companies
- Mergers and Acquisitions
Industry Profile - US
- Industry Size and Value
- Industry Focus
- Mining Safety and Health
- Research and Development
- Policy and Regulatory
Industry Profile - Canada
- Industry Size and Value
- Industry Focus
- Exploration Spending
- Research and Development
- Policy and Regulatory
Market Trends and Outlook - US
- Pressure from Shareholders
Hinders Mining Growth
- US Iron Ore Miners Expand to
Meet Rising Global Demand
- Coal's Potential as Clean Diesel
- Market Outlook
Market Trends and Outlook -
- Canada Faces Pressure from
Growing Demand for Uranium
- Commodities Boom Prompts
Skills Shortage
- Revenue-rich Base Metal
Companies Turning to
- Market Outlook
Currency Conversion Table
The Scope of this Report
Key References
Comparative Data
Reports Coverage

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