Dig deep: A decreasing world price of copper and nickel will hinder industry growth

The Copper, Nickel, Lead and Zinc Mining industry in Canada is heavily reliant on the market prices of the metals it produces. Canada is a top-three producer of nickel worldwide and a top-10 producer of copper. As these are the industry's two most valuable metals, their prices have a heavy influence on the industry's performance. Though the industry supplies important metals for infrastructure construction and other vital markets and services, the recyclability of copper ensures that there is a strong secondary market for the industry's products...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$9bn
Annual Growth 13-18
-1.3%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
13,350
Businesses
21

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The recyclability of copper, most notably, ensures that there is a strong secondary market for the industry’s products
  • Market prices of industry metals have a major influence on profit
  • As the global economy improves, demand from construction and manufacturing industries will increase
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The Copper, Nickel, Lead and Zinc Mining industry in Canada is highly concentrated due to the nature of the dispersal of deposits of these commodities across the country. The two provinces with the largest concentration are British Columbia (27.8% of establishments) and Ontario (33.3% of establishments). Outside of these regions, only Quebec (11.1%) and Manitoba (11.1%) have a relatively strong presence of industry operators. Over the past five years, these regions have maintained their relative share of industry establishments, largely due to the fixed nature of mining. British Columbia is home to the country's largest open pit copper mine, Highland Valley Copper Mine, owned by Teck Resources. Ontario contains nickel, copper and zinc mines...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Copper, Nickel, Lead & Zinc Mining Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Copper, Nickel, Lead & Zinc Mining Industry are

  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Availability of resource
  • Ability to find new resource deposits
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as World price of copper and World price of nickel in the Copper, Nickel, Lead & Zinc Mining industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Copper, Nickel, Lead & Zinc Mining Industry?

    Operators within this industry primarily mine ores valued for their copper, nickel, lead or zinc content. Companies may also covert mined ore into concentrates for further downstream processing.

    Industry Products
  • Copper ore
  • Zinc ore
  • Nickel ore
  • Lead ore
  • Industry Activities
  • Copper ore mining and beneficiating
  • Nickel ore mining and beneficiating
  • Lead ore mining and beneficiating
  • Zinc ore mining and beneficiating
  • Recovering copper concentrates
  • Exploring for and developing mine sites
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • World price of copper
  • World price of nickel
  • World price of zinc
  • Canadian-dollar effective exchange rate index
  • World price of lead

  • Current Performance
  • Losing lustre
  • Industry structure
  • International trade
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Supply and demand
  • Favourable technology trends
  • Global marketplace
  • Industry infrastructure
  • Table: Copper, Nickel, Lead & Zinc Mining Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Copper, Nickel, Lead & Zinc Mining Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing in Canada
  • Nonferrous Metal Rolling & Alloying in Canada
  • Battery Manufacturing in Canada
  • Wire & Cable Manufacturing in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Chemical Wholesaling in Canada
  • Gasoline & Petroleum Wholesaling in Canada
  • Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing in Canada
  • Mining, Oil & Gas Machinery Manufacturing in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Copper ore
  • Nickel ore
  • Zinc ore
  • Lead ore
  • Chart: Copper, Nickel, Lead & Zinc Mining Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Copper
  • Zinc
  • Nickel
  • Lead

  • Major Markets
  • Exports
  • Metal manufacturers
  • All other including automobile equipment manufacturers
  • Construction
  • Electronic product manufacturers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Copper, Nickel, Lead & Zinc Mining Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesDepreciationWagesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Copper, Nickel, Lead & Zinc Mining

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal Competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Copper, Nickel, Lead & Zinc Mining Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Teck Resources Ltd., Glencore, Vale Canada Ltd.,
  • Table: Teck Resources Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Glencore - financial performance
  • Table: Vale Canada Ltd. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Copper, Nickel, Lead & Zinc Mining Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Copper, Nickel, Lead & Zinc Mining Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • World price of copper (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Cathode
  • The electrode where electrons enter, or current leaves, an operating system, such as a battery, an electrolytic cell, an X-ray tube, or a vacuum tube.
  • Concentrate
  • A very fine, powder-like product containing the valuable ore mineral from which some of the waste mineral has been eliminated.
  • Electrowinning
  • An electrochemical process in which a metal dissolved within an electrolyte is plated onto an electrode. Used to recover metals such as copper from solution in the leaching of ores, concentrates, etc.
  • Ore
  • A rock that contains minerals with elements, including metals.
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