Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Copper, Nickel, Lead and Zinc Mining industry supplies important metals for infrastructure construction and other products. The industry has grown during the past five years, though weakening demand from China is anticipated to constrain revenue. In the next five years, industry operators will continue to seek additional measures to reduce mine operation costs, effectively increasing profitability... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The Copper, Nickel, Lead and Zinc Mining industry is highly capital intensive, as indicated by the large share of revenue that typically accrues to depreciation. For every dollar allocated toward labour costs, about $0.57 will be absorbed by capital expenses. This level has been relatively stable in the past five years, and IBISWorld anticipates that the industry will continue to be capitally intensive in the next five years.
High capital intensity arises from the nature of the mining process, which requires substantial investment in large-scale earth moving and processing equipment, such as electric shovels and conveyors... purchase to read more