Dig deep: Domestic production has declined due to volatile commodity prices

The Copper, Nickel, Lead and Zinc Mining industry in Canada is heavily reliant on the market prices of the metals it produces. Canada is one of the 10 largest global producers of nickel, copper and zinc, although it produces minimal amounts of lead. These minerals are key inputs for many products, and demand for them is relatively strong within major key end markets. While prices have since recovered and zinc prices have been strong, declining domestic production has also damaged performance. Industry performance is forecast to remain weak over the five years to 2024. While the industry will benefit from improving supply and demand conditions for copper and nickel, which will bolster prices, increasing global zinc supply levels is forecast to depress zinc prices...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Increased global zinc supply levels is forecast to depress zinc prices
  • The market prices of industry metals have a major influence on profit
  • Copper sales will continue to comprise the majority of industry revenue
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    There are substantial barriers to entry into the Copper, Nickel, Lead and Zinc Mining industry in Canada. These include the capital necessary to undertake exploration programs and fund mine development. Obtaining the rights to operate at a mine owned by a competitor can also be difficult and require large royalties. The relatively high concentration of large players, which control most of the high production mines in Canada, also make it difficult for new entrants, especially for those that are small. Competition for mine properties is nonexistent because the major players own and control most high-grade mines. New players are left to compete by operating at low-grade mines, which have higher operating costs. Sin...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 effective exchange rate index
  • World price of lead

  • Current Performance
  • Global uncertainty and domestic production
  • 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
  • Other
  • 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
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Copper, Nickel, Lead & Zinc Mining

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Copper, Nickel, Lead & Zinc Mining Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Teck Resources Limited, Vale Canada Limited, Glencore PLC,
  • Table: Teck Resources Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Vale Canada Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Glencore PLC - 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
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Purchases (2010-2024)
  • Profit (2010-2024)
  • Depreciation (2010-2024)
  • Marketing (2010-2024)
  • Rent (2010-2024)
  • Utilities (2010-2024)
  • Other (2010-2024)
  • World price of copper (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • The electrode where electrons enter, or where a 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 from solution in the leaching of ores and concentrates.
  • Ore
  • A rock that contains minerals with elements, including metals.
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