Iron Ore: Market Research Report

Date: January 8, 2016
Pages: 376
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Publisher: Global Industry Analysts, Inc
Report type: Strategic Report
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Iron Ore: Market Research Report
This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Iron Ore in Thousand Metric Tons. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, China, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Latin America and Africa. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2015 through 2022.

Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs.

The report profiles 112 companies including many key and niche players such as -
  • Anglo American Plc
  • ArcelorMittal S.A
  • BHP Billiton Group
  • Champion Iron Limited
  • Cliffs Natural Resources, Inc.
I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations
Disclaimers
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics
Product Definition and Scope of Study

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

Iron Ore: A Prelude
Industry Snapshots
China: The Key Regional Market for Iron Ore
Recent Economic Upheavals Despoil Global Iron Ore Sector

Table 1. Annualized Production Cutbacks in Million Tons Implemented by Major Companies - BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Vale and Fortescue Metals Group (2008) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Market Prospects to Remain Sluggish Despite Relatively Stable Economy

Table 2. Real GDP Growth Rates (%) in Major World Economies: 2014-2017E (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

World Iron Ore Production Landscape
Iron Ore Production

Table 3. Global Iron Ore Production by Geographic Region (2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Production for Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Russia, South Africa, Ukraine, United States, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Iron Ore Reserves

Table 4. Global Iron Ore Reserves by Geographic Region (2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Crude Ore Reserves for Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Russia, Ukraine, United States, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Pricing Dynamics
An Overview
Iron Ore Prices Stumble in 2014 & 2015

Table 5. Iron Ore Pricing Scenario (2006-2015): Historic and Recent Past Average Prices of Iron Ore in US$ per Dry Metric Ton (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Recovery in Prices in 2016
Global Iron Ore Trade
Soaring Sea borne Iron Ore Trade
Trade Statistics

Table 6. Global Iron Ore Exports by Country (2009-2015): Breakdown of Exports in Million Metric Tons for Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, South Africa, and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 7. Global Iron Ore Imports by Country (2011-2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Imports for China, Europe, Japan, South Korea, and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

2. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Leading Players in the Global Iron Ore Market

Table 8. Leading Players in the Global Iron Ore Market (2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Sales for Anglo American, BHP Billiton, Cliffs Natural Resources, Fortescue Metals Group (FMG), Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara (LKAB), Rio Tinto, Vale, Chinese Companies, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Vale Vs. Rio Tinto Vs. BHP Billiton - A Comparative Analysis
Major Companies Focus on Capacity Expansions to Bolster Market Share
An Overview of Select New Projects
Vale’s S11D
The Roy Hill Project
Minas Rio

Table 9. Planned Capacity Expansions for Select Iron Ore Mining Projects (2015-2018)

Investments on Integrated Infrastructure Remain High
Collaborations with Steel Manufacturers: Key to Market Success
Integrated Iron & Steel Companies Remain a Threat

3. STEEL INDUSTRY – PRIME CONSUMER OF IRON ORE

A Quick Review

Table 10. Global Steel Market by Country (2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Production for China, India, Japan, Russia, United States, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 11. Global Finished Steel Market by End-Use Sector (2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Construction, Household Appliances, Machinery, Metal Goods, Transportation, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Regional Perspective
Asia-Pacific
China: The Market Leader
Europe
North America
Other Regions
Impact of Recession on Global Steel Industry
Global Steel Sector Likely to Remain Resilient Despite Slowdown in China
An Overview of Major End-Use Segments
Construction
Automotive
Shipbuilding
Machinery
Appliances
Metal Cans
Accessories
Finishes
Furniture

4. PRODUCT OVERVIEW

Introduction
Properties of Iron
Applications
Iron Blue
Powdered Iron
Black Iron-Oxide
Radioactive Iron
Sources of Iron
Hematite
Magnetite
Taconite
Magmatic Magnetite Ore Deposits
Alternative Sources and Substitutes
Trace Elements in Iron Ore
Aluminum (Al)
Silicon (Si)
Phosphorus (P)
Sulfur (S)
Factors Impacting Iron Ore Quality
Iron Making

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY

Cliffs Natural Resources to Restart Iron Ore Pellet Production at Northshore Mining Facility
Cliffs and ArcelorMittal USA Sign New Long-Term Agreement
Tata Steel Minerals Canada Receives Financial Contribution from Québec Government
Tata Steel to Develop Iron Ore Deposits in Quebec
Champion Iron Acquires Bloom Lake Mine and Quinto Mining’s Mineral Claims in Québec
Metalloinvest Inks Supply Agreement with Industrial and Steelmaking Holding
Vale Inks Long-Term Partnership Agreement with China COSCO
Tata Steel Receives Permission to Expand Odisha Mining Project
Rio Tinto Announces New Organizational Structure
Rio Tinto Extends Collaboration with Sinosteel
KordaMentha to Sell Arrium Group
Vale and Fortescue Metals Sign MoU
Zamin Signs Plea Agreement with ENRC
Tosyali Signs Agreement with Port Company of Arzew
Cliffs to Temporarily Idle Iron Ore Pellet Production at Northshore Mining
Cliffs Terminates Pellet Sale & Purchase Agreement with Essar Algoma
Cliffs Signs Power Agreement with We Energies
Magnetation to Close Keewatin Plant 1 Facility
Tata Steel Acquires Howse Iron Ore Deposit
Metalloinvest Launches Largest Pellet Plant in Russia
Fortescue Commissions FRGP Gas Supply Pipeline for Solomon Hub
Fortescue Collaborates with AAMC
Hancock Prospecting to Commence Iron Ore Shipping from Roy Hill Mine
MMTC Inks Long-Term Iron Ore Supply Deals with Japan and South Korea
JSWPTPL Signs Pact with Paradip Port Trust
Nacional Minerios and Companhia Siderurgica Nacional to form Congonhas Minerios
Shandong Iron and Steel Acquires Tonkolili Iron Ore Mine
Cliffs Natural Resources Renews Collaboration with ArcelorMittal USA
Glencore Xstrata Inks Iron Ore Supply Agreement with El Capitan Precious Metals
Champion Iron to Implement Feasibility Study for New Labrador Trough Rail Line
Vale Teams Up with China Ocean Shipping
Roy Hill Holdings Signs Project Finance Contract for Roy Hill Iron Ore Mine
BC Iron to Fully Acquire Iron Ore Holdings
Baosteel Group and Aurizon Holdings to Acquire Aquila Resources
Coziron Resources Acquires Yarrie Ironore Project in Western Australia
AGATA Direct-Shipping Iron-Ore Project to Commence Port Development Activities
Tonogold Resources Acquires Mil-ler Resources and Energy
SABIC Commences Feasibility Study at Atomai Mines in Mauritania
Rio Tinto to Develop Guinea’s Simandou Iron Ore Resource
Jindal Steel and Power Acquires Legend Mining’s Iron Ore Mine in Cameroon

6. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS

Anglo American Plc (UK)
ArcelorMittal S. A. (Luxembourg)
BHP Billiton Group (Australia)
Champion Iron Limited (Canada)
Cliffs Natural Resources, Inc. (US)
Ferrexpo plc (Switzerland)
Fortescue Metals Group Ltd. (Australia)
Hainan Mining Co. , Ltd. (China)
Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd (Australia)
Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara AB (Sweden)
Mechel OAO (Russia)
Metalloinvest MC LLC (Russia)
Minmetals HANXING Mines Ltd. (China)
Rio Tinto Group (UK)
Shandong Jinshunda Group Co. , Ltd. (China)
United States Steel Corporation (US)
Vale S. A. (Brazil)

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

Table 12. World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, China, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan and China), Middle East, Latin America and African Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 13. World Historic Review for Iron Ore by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, China, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan and China), Middle East, Latin America and African Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 14. World 14-Year Perspective for Iron Ore by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, China, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan and China), Middle East, Latin America and African Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES

A. Market Analysis
Outlook
A Snapshot of US Iron Ore Industry

Table 15. Leading Players in the US Iron Ore Pallets Market (2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Production for Cliffs Natural Resources and Other Companies (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Background and Development
Iron Ore Reserves in the US
Iron Ore Trade Statistics

Table 16. US Iron Ores and Concentrates Exports by Country (2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Exports for Canada, China, Mexico and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 17. US Iron Ores and Concentrates Imports by Country (2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Imports for Argentina, Brazil, Canada and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

US Steel Sector: An Overview

Table 18. US Finished Steel Market by End-Use Sector (2015): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Construction, Household Appliances, Machinery, Metal Goods, Transportation and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Key Construction Sector Statistics

Table 19. US Construction Market by Sector: Projected Growth (% CAGR) over the Period 2012-2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 20. US Residential Construction Market by Type (2012-2018): Number of Housing Starts in Thousand Units for Single-Family Housing and Multi-Family Housing (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 21. US Non-Residential Construction Market by Segment (2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Investments for Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 22. Private Non-Residential Construction Market in the US by Sector (2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Construction Spend for Commercial, Communication, Education, Healthcare, Lodging, Manufacturing, Office, Power, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 23. Public Non-Residential Construction Market in the US by Sector (2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Construction Spend for Educational, Health, Highway and Street, Office, Power, Sewage, Transportation, Water Supply, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Strategic Corporate Developments
Key Players
B. Market Analytics

Table 24. US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 25. US Historic Review for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

2. CANADA

A. Market Analysis
Outlook
Iron Ore Production in Canada
Canada-US Iron Ore Trade Scenario
Trade Statistics

Table 26. Canadian Iron Ores and Concentrates Exports by Country (2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Exports for China, France, Japan, Netherlands, South Korea, Spain, US, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 27. Canadian Iron Ores and Concentrates Imports by Country (2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Imports for Sweden, US, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Strategic Corporate Developments
Key Player
B. Market Analytics

Table 28. Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 29. Canadian Historic Review for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3. JAPAN

Market Analysis

Table 30. Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 31. Japanese Historic Review for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4. EUROPE

A. Market Analysis
Outlook
Market Gains Impetus from Vast Regional Steel Industry

Table 32. European Finished Steel Market by End-Use Sector (2015): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Construction, Household Appliances, Machinery, Metal Goods, Transportation and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Iron Ore Trade Statistics

Table 33. European Iron Ores and Concentrates Imports by Country (2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Imports for Brazil, Canada, Russia, South Africa, Ukraine, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 34. European Iron Ores and Concentrates Imports by Country (2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Imports for Brazil, Canada, Norway, Russia, Ukraine, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 35. European Iron Ores and Concentrates Exports by Country (2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Exports for Egypt, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 36. European Iron Ores and Concentrates Exports by Country (2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Exports for Egypt, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

B. Market Analytics

Table 37. European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 38. European Historic Review for Iron Ore by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 39. European 14-Year Perspective for Iron Ore by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4A. FRANCE

Market Analysis

Table 40. French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 41. French Historic Review for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4B. GERMANY

A. Market Analysis
Outlook
Positive Momentum in Steel Sector Favors Market Growth
B. Market Analytics

Table 42. German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 43. German Historic Review for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4C. ITALY

Market Analysis

Table 44. Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 45. Italian Historic Review for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4D. THE UNITED KINGDOM

A. Market Analysis
Outlook
Key Players
B. Market Analytics

Table 46. UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 47. UK Historic Review for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4E. SPAIN

Market Analysis

Table 48. Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 49. Spanish Historic Review for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4F. RUSSIA

A. Market Analysis
Outlook
Mine Production Scenario
Strategic Corporate Developments
Key Players
B. Market Analytics

Table 50. Russia Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 51. Russia Historic Review for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4G. TURKEY

Market Analysis

Table 52. Turkish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 53. Turkish Historic Review for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4H. UKRAINE

A. Market Analysis
Outlook
Mine Production Scenario
B. Market Analytics

Table 54. Ukrainian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 55. Ukrainian Historic Review for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4I. REST OF EUROPE

A. Market Analysis
Outlook
Sweden: A Prominent Iron Ore Producer
Key Players
B. Market Analytics

Table 56. Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 57. Rest of Europe Historic Review for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5. CHINA

A. Market Analysis
China: Largest Producer of Iron Ore

Table 58. China Iron Ore Reserves by Province (2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Ore Volume for Anhui, Hebei, Inner Mongolia, Liaoning, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

The Most Important Consumer of Iron Ore
Key Importer of Iron Ore

Table 59. China Iron Ore Imports (2009-2015) (in Million Metric Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 60. Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Imports for China and Rest of World (2009-2015) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Prominent Iron Ore Exporters to China

Table 61. China Iron Ore Imports by Country (2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Imports from Australia, Brazil, South Africa and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Reliance on Imports Continues to Grow
Local Miners Struggle
Demand for Anti-Dumping Laws Gathers Steam
Proposition for Establishment of New Regulations
Waning Steel Sector Scenario Curtails Market Growth

Table 62. Chinese Finished Steel Market by End-Use Sector (2015): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Construction, Household Appliances, Machinery, Metal Goods, Transportation and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Strategic Corporate Developments
Key Players
B. Market Analytics

Table 63. Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 64. Chinese Historic Review for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

6. ASIA-PACIFIC (EXCLUDING JAPAN AND CHINA)

Market Analysis

Table 65. Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore by Geographic Region - India, South Korea, Taiwan, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 66. Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Iron Ore by Geographic Region - India, South Korea, Taiwan, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 67. Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Iron Ore by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for India, South Korea, Taiwan, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

6A. INDIA

A. Market Analysis
Outlook
Indian Iron Ore Sector: An Overview
Challenges Faced by Indian Iron Ore Industry
Effective Measures
Potential
Iron Ore Shipments Witness Steep Decline

Table 68. India's Iron Ore Export Decline: Share of India in Total World Iron Ore Exports: 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Resilient Steel Sector Scenario Favors Market Expansion

Table 69. Indian Finished Steel Market by End-Use Sector (2015): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Construction, Household Appliances, Machinery, Metal Goods, Transportation and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Strategic Corporate Developments
B. Market Analytics

Table 70. Indian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 71. Indian Historic Review for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

6B. SOUTH KOREA

A. Market Analysis
Outlook
Established Steel Sector Offers Opportunities on Platter

Table 72. South Korean Finished Steel Market by End-Use Sector (2015): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Construction, Household Appliances, Machinery, Metal Goods, Transportation and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

B. Market Analytics

Table 73. South Korean Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 74. South Korean Historic Review for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

6C. TAIWAN

Market Analysis

Table 75. Taiwanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 76. Taiwanese Historic Review for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

6D. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC

A. Market Analysis
Outlook
Review of Select Regional Markets
Australia
Snapshot of Australian Iron Ore Industry
Western Australia: The Iron Ore Hub
Hamersley
Chichester Hub
Yandi
Mt Whaleback
Solomon Hub
Area C
Hope Downs
Australian Iron Ore Shipments Witness Robust Growth

Table 77. Global Iron Ore Exports (2009-2015): Breakdown of Volume Exports (in Million Metric Tons) for Australia and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 78. Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Exports for Australia and Rest of World (2010 & 2015) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Increasing Investments by Foreign Companies
Indonesia
Overview
Types of Iron Ore
Major Iron Ore Deposits
Growth Restraints
Strategic Corporate Developments
Key Players
B. Market Analytics

Table 79. Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 80. Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

7. THE MIDDLE EAST

A. Market Analysis
Outlook
Iran: A Key Iron Ore Producer in the Middle East
Rapidly Growing Steel Sector Augments Market Potential

Table 81. Key Steel Production Expansion Projects in the GCC Region
Table 82. Middle East Finished Steel Market by End-Use Sector (2015): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Construction, Household Appliances, Machinery, Metal Goods, Transportation and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Review of Steel Sector in Select Regional Markets
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates
Corporate Development
B. Market Analytics

Table 83. Middle East Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 84. Middle East Historic Review for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

8. LATIN AMERICA

A. Market Analysis
Outlook
Sluggish Trend in the Steel Sector Induces Weakness

Table 85. Latin American Finished Steel Market by End-Use Sector (2015): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Construction, Household Appliances, Machinery, Metal Goods, Transportation and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

B. Market Analytics

Table 86. Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore by Geographic Region - Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 87. Latin American Historic Review for Iron Ore by Geographic Region - Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 88. Latin American 14-Year Perspective for Iron Ore by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

8A. ARGENTINA

Market Analysis

Table 89. Argentinean Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 90. Argentinean Historic Review for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

8B. BRAZIL

A. Market Analysis
Outlook
Brazil: A Major Producer of Iron Ore
Key Iron Ore Sites in Brazil
Carajas Mine Complex
S11D Serra Sul Mine
Minas Rio
Mariana Mining Hub
Brazilian Iron Ore Exports Remain Resilient

Table 91. Brazil Iron Ore Exports (in Million Metric Tons) (2009-2015) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Strategic Corporate Developments
Key Player
B. Market Analytics

Table 92. Brazilian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 93. Brazilian Historic Review for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

8C. MEXICO

A. Market Analysis
Outlook
Corporate Development
B. Market Analytics

Table 94. Mexican Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 95. Mexican Historic Review for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

8D. REST OF LATIN AMERICA

Market Analysis

Table 96. Rest of Latin America Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 97. Rest of Latin America Historic Review for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

9. AFRICA

A. Market Analysis
Outlook
South Africa: A Prominent Iron Ore Producer in Africa
Strategic Corporate Developments
B. Market Analytics

Table 98. African Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 99. African Historic Review for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 112 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 124)
The United States (6)
Canada (10)
Japan (5)
Europe (18)
  The United Kingdom (5)
  Rest of Europe (13)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (68)
Latin America (8)
Africa (8)
Middle East (1)
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