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Mining: United States

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Highlights

Industry Overview
Industry Size and Trends | Product Segmentation | Mining Methods and Technologies
Metals and Minerals Trade | NAFTA Mine Production

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Industry Forecasts
Industry Environment | Product Forecasts

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Resources

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Industry Structure
Industry Composition | Industry Leaders | Additional Companies Cited
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Mining: United States

ABOUT THIS REPORT

Scope and Method


This report forecasts total ore, aggregates, and waste handled at US mines and
quarries in metric tons. The total volume of mining materials handled is segmented by
metal ores and industrial minerals as follows:

gold ore;
iron ore;
other metal ores such as copper, zinc, and lead;
stone, sand, and gravel;
phosphate rock;
industrial clays;
salt;
other minerals such as gypsum, soda ash, talc, and feldspar;
coal.

Total materials handled and the various segments are sized at five-year intervals for
historical years 2006 and 2011 with a forecast to 2016. Forecasts emanate from the
identification and analysis of pertinent statistical relationships and other historical
trends/events as well as their expected progression/impact over the forecast period.
Changes in quantities between reported years of a given total or segment are typically
provided in terms of five-year compound annual growth rates (CAGRs). For the sake of
brevity, forecasts are generally stated in smoothed CAGR-based descriptions to the
forecast year, such as demand is projected to rise 3.2% annually through 2016. The
result of any particular year over that period, however, may exhibit volatility and depart
from a smoothed, long-term trend, as historical data typically illustrate.
Key macroeconomic indicators are also provided at five-year intervals with CAGRs for
the years corresponding to other reported figures. Other various topics, including
profiles of pertinent leading suppliers, are covered in this report. A full outline of report
items by page is available in the Table of Contents.

Sources
Mining: United States represents the synthesis and analysis of data from various
primary, secondary, macroeconomic, and demographic sources including:

firms participating in the industry


government/public agencies
national, regional, and international non-governmental organizations
trade associations and their publications
the business and trade press

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Mining: United States

The Freedonia Group Consensus Forecasts dated August 2012


the findings of other industry studies by The Freedonia Group.

Specific sources and additional resources are listed in the Resources section of this
publication for reference and to facilitate further research.

Industry Codes
The topic of this report is related to the following industry codes:
NAICS/SCIAN 2007
North American Industry Classification System

SIC
Standard Industry Codes

212111
212112
212113
212210
212221
212222
212231
212234
212291
212299
212311
212312

1011
1021
1031
1041
1044
1061
1094
1099
1221

212313
212319
212321
212322
212324
212325
212391
212392
212393
212399

Bituminous Coal and Lignite Surface Mining


Bituminous Coal Underground Mining
Anthracite Mining
Iron Ore Mining
Gold Ore Mining
Silver Ore Mining
Lead Ore and Zinc Ore Mining
Copper Ore and Nickel Ore Mining
Uranium-Radium-Vanadium Ore Mining
All Other Metal Ore Mining
Dimension Stone Mining and Quarrying
Crushed and Broken Limestone Mining and
Quarrying
Crushed and Broken Granite Mining and
Quarrying
Other Crushed and Broken Stone Mining and
Quarrying
Construction Sand and Gravel Mining
Industrial Sand Mining
Kaolin and Ball Clay Mining
Clay and Ceramic and Refractory Minerals
Mining
Potash, Soda, and Borate Mineral Mining
Phosphate Rock Mining
Other Chemical and Fertilizer Mineral Mining
All Other Nonmetallic Mineral Mining

1222
1231
1411
1422
1423
1429
1442
1446
1455
1459
1474
1475
1479
1499

Iron Ores
Copper Ores
Lead and Zinc Ores
Gold Ores
Silver Ores
Ferroalloy Ores, Except Vanadium
Uranium-Radium-Vanadium Ores
Miscellaneous Metal Ores, NEC
Bituminous Coal and Lignite
Surface Mining
Bituminous Coal Underground
Mining
Anthracite Mining
Dimension Stone
Crushed and Broken Limestone
Crushed and Broken Granite
Crushed and Broken Stone, NEC
Construction Sand and Gravel
Industrial Sand
Kaolin and Ball Clay
Clay, Ceramic, and Refractory
Minerals, NEC
Potash, Soda, and Borate Minerals
Phosphate Rock
Chemical and Fertilizer Mineral
Mining, NEC
Miscellaneous Nonmetallic
Minerals, Except Fuels

Copyright and Licensing


The full report is protected by copyright laws of the United States of America and
international treaties. The entire contents of the publication are copyrighted by The
Freedonia Group, Inc.

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Mining: United States

Table of Contents
Section

Page

Highlights .............................................................................................................................................................. 1
Industry Overview ................................................................................................................................................. 2
Industry Size & Trends .................................................................................................................................... 2
Chart 1 | United States: Mining Materials Handled Trends, 2001-2011 ..................................................... 2
Product Segmentation ..................................................................................................................................... 3
Chart 2 | United States: Mining Materials Handled by Product, 2011 ........................................................ 3
Metal Ores. ................................................................................................................................................. 3
Gold. ..................................................................................................................................................... 4
Chart 3 | United States: Metal Ores & Waste Handled by Product, 2011 ............................................. 4
Iron. ....................................................................................................................................................... 4
Other Metals. ........................................................................................................................................ 4
Industrial Minerals ...................................................................................................................................... 5
Stone, Sand, & Gravel. ......................................................................................................................... 6
Phosphate Rock. .................................................................................................................................. 6
Chart 4 | United States: Industrial Minerals & Waste Handled by Product, 2011 ................................. 7
Industrial Clays. .................................................................................................................................... 7
Salt. ....................................................................................................................................................... 8
Other Minerals. ..................................................................................................................................... 8
Coal. ........................................................................................................................................................... 9
Mining Methods & Technologies.................................................................................................................... 10
Metals & Minerals Trade ................................................................................................................................ 11
Chart 5 | United States: Metals & Minerals Trade (billion dollars) ............................................................ 11
NAFTA Mine Production ................................................................................................................................ 12
Chart 6 | North American Mine Production by Country, 2011 .................................................................. 12
Industry Forecasts ............................................................................................................................................... 13
Industry Environment ..................................................................................................................................... 13
Table 1 | United States: Key Indicators for Mining Materials Handled (billion 2005 dollars) .................... 13
Product Forecasts.......................................................................................................................................... 14
Table 2 | United States: Mining Materials Handled (million metric tons) .................................................. 14
Metal Ores. ............................................................................................................................................... 14
Gold. ................................................................................................................................................... 14
Iron. ..................................................................................................................................................... 15
Other Metals. ...................................................................................................................................... 16
Industrial Minerals. ................................................................................................................................... 16
Stone, Sand, & Gravel. ....................................................................................................................... 16
Phosphate Rock. ................................................................................................................................ 17
Industrial Clays. .................................................................................................................................. 17
Salt. ..................................................................................................................................................... 18
Other Minerals. ................................................................................................................................... 18
Coal. ......................................................................................................................................................... 19
Industry Structure ................................................................................................................................................ 20
Industry Composition ..................................................................................................................................... 20
Industry Leaders ............................................................................................................................................ 21
Cliffs Natural Resources Incorporated ..................................................................................................... 21
Vulcan Materials Company ...................................................................................................................... 22
Peabody Energy Corporation ................................................................................................................... 23
Additional Companies Cited .......................................................................................................................... 24
Resources ........................................................................................................................................................... 25
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