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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Mining

Overview of the U.S. Mining Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:
  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Mining: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

market size 2018
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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast[PREMIUM]

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map of Mining by state

Mining Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Mining companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

price index trends

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Mining company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Mining industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Mining measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 4%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 7%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 6%
Construction and Extraction Occupations 37%
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers 5%
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 5%
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 5%
Construction Trades Workers 16%
Construction Equipment Operators 11%
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 10%
Extraction Workers 18%
Mining Machine Operators 9%
Continuous Mining Machine Operators 5%
Roof Bolters, Mining 7%
Roof Bolters, Mining 7%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 13%
Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 5%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 6%
Industrial Machinery Installation, Repair, and Maintenance Workers 6%
Production Occupations 10%
Other Production Occupations 6%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 22%
Motor Vehicle Operators 8%
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers 8%
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 7%
Material Moving Workers 14%
Dredge, Excavating, and Loading Machine Operators 8%
Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 6%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Mining Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Harrison Gypsum trademarks "ACG" - Anhydrides; Dolomite; Dolomite for industrial purposes; Granulated limestone for agricultural purposes; Gypsum for use as a fertilizer; Pulverized limestone for agricultural purposes - 01/06/2018
  • Freeport-Mcmoran patents System And Method For Separating Liquid Mixtures - 01/04/2018
  • Imerys Usa patents A Process For Treating A Sulfurous Fluid To Form Gypsum And Magnesium Carbonate - 01/04/2018
  • Amcol International trademarks "HI-FLOW" - filtration media in the nature of water filtering unit for commercial and industrial use in the removal of crude oil from aqueous streams - 10/20/2017
  • Lixivia patents Processed Slag And Methods For Producing Same - 10/19/2017
  • Mitchell Products trademarks "GC-350" - Dry topdress sand for golf courses - 10/13/2017
  • Santa Fe Gold raises $3 million in funding. - 10/10/2017
  • Applied Minerals raises $13 million in funding. - 09/05/2017
  • Lixivia raises $1 million in funding. - 05/22/2017

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Amcol International197
    Compass Minerals America96
    Molycorp Minerals49

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

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    • Indonesia’s Aceh extends moratorium on new mining sites - The governor of Indonesia’s Aceh province has extended for another six months a moratorium on issuing new mining permits. The government says it will use the extended moratorium period to review and improve the management of the province’s mining sector. (01/12/2018)
    • You can now rent a Kodak-branded bitcoin-mining rig — but you'll have to hand over half of the profits you make - The camera company Kodak is partnering with a company to get into bitcoin mining. Kodak's stock soared more than 100% on Tuesday after it announced it would launch a cryptocurrency. Critics have attacked the company over the mining scheme amid fears of a ... (01/12/2018)
    • Cryptocurrency mining puts electrical grid of small Washington state county 'to the test' - "Our infrastructure is actually being put to the test. We're full," said Ron Cridlebaugh, the Port of Douglas County economic development manager. Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and ripple have skyrocketed in value recently. Many people have been trying ... (01/12/2018)
    • Dayton says he's confident about northern Minnesota mining projects - MOUNTAIN IRON, Minn. — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said he's confident Chippewa Capital Partners will meet the settlement agreement with the state and launch the former Essar Steel Minnesota project. Dayton expressed his optimism to Iron Range mayors ... (01/12/2018)
    • State seeks to lift ban on mining practice as Supreme Court denies appeal to lift it - Mining advocates were dealt a blow this week after the U.S. Supreme Court denied a bid to repeal California’s ban on an in-river gold mining practice. Meanwhile, state regulators are working on recommendations to potentially allow for the controversial ... (01/12/2018)
    • Is your computer secretly mining cryptocurrencies? - The year 2017 saw a worldwide craze over cryptocurrencies. With the meteoric surge in the prices of bitcoin and other virtual currencies, a new type of cybercrime has emerged: cryptojacking. This involves hackers who secretly use other people’s ... (01/12/2018)
    • Kodak slaps its name on a sketchy bitcoin-mining business - Kodak's attempt to ride the cryptocurrency wave isn't limited to offering its own virtual coins. CES attendees have learned that Kodak has attached its name to a Spotlite-run bitcoin-mining business that will lease you a Kodak KashMiner computer for a two ... (01/11/2018)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $61,178,801 on Mining. It has awarded 1,660 contracts to 454 companies, with an average value of $134,755 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount