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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Potash, Soda & Borate Mineral Mining

Overview: the U.S. Potash, Soda & Borate Mineral 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 Potash, Soda & Borate Mineral 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.

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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

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.

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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.

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Potash, Soda & Borate Mineral 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 Potash, Soda & Borate Mineral 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.

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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 Potash, Soda & Borate Mineral 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 Potash, Soda & Borate Mineral 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 Potash, Soda & Borate Mineral 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 5%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers3%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 10%
Construction and Extraction Occupations 31%
Construction Trades Workers 14%
Construction Equipment Operators 11%
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 11%
Extraction Workers 13%
Mining Machine Operators 7%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 10%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 5%
Production Occupations 12%
Other Production Occupations 9%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 28%
Motor Vehicle Operators 11%
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers 11%
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 11%
Material Moving Workers 15%
Dredge, Excavating, and Loading Machine Operators 9%
Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 8%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Potash, Soda & Borate Mineral Mining Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

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Top Innovators

CompanyInnovation Score

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

Latest Industry News

  • General Mineral Mining Market Global Briefing 2017 - Research and Markets - This market also includes companies carrying out potash, soda and borate mineral, phosphate rock, and other chemical and fertilizer minerals mining. Asia Pacific was the largest region in the general mineral mining market in 2016, accounting for around 37% ... (01/03/2018)
  • Asian Industrial Minerals Directory 2017 - Research and Markets - Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Asian Industrial Minerals Directory 2017" directory to ... Phosphate; Potash - Potassium minerals; Pumice; Quartz; Salt; Slate; Silica sand / Tripoli; Soda ash; Sodium bicarbonate; Sodium sulfate ... (01/11/2017)
  • Ethiopia: Extracting Ethiopia's Minerals in GTP II - ... of economic mineral deposits have been limited to the Adola Gold deposit and other few industrial minerals, such as soda ash, rock salt, potash, ceramics and also construction materials, such as cement raw materials, dimension stones such as marble ... (04/23/2016)
  • Pioneer John Searles buried in St. Helena - After mining for gold for years, he discovered that what had appeared to be just salt and mud, was in fact the largest mineral deposit of borax in ... a plant to produce potash and borax by what was known as the Grimwood process was completed and placed ... (09/08/2014)
  • Rio Tinto gets back into potash through Canadian JV - "Rio Tinto believes that potash is a good fit with its current industrial minerals portfolio, which includes other agricultural products (Rio Tinto is the world’s leading supplier of borate fertilizers)," spokesperson Bryan Tucker said in an email. (09/27/2011)

Government Contracts

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $28,080 on Potash, Soda & Borate Mineral Mining. It has awarded 3 contracts to 1 companies, with an average value of $28,080 per company.   

Top government vendors:

CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

Segments classified within this market research report

This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
Sodium borates, natural, mining and/or beneficiating, Sulfate, sodium, Ulexite mining and/or beneficiating, Potassium compounds, Soda ash, Potassium salts, Muriate of potash, mining, Kernite mining and/or beneficiating, Boron compounds prepared at beneficiating plants, Sodium sulfate, Soda ash mining and/or beneficiating, Sodium compounds prepared at beneficiating plants, Glauber's salt mining and/or beneficiating, Trona mining and/or beneficiating, Potassium compounds prepared at beneficiating plants, Potash mining and/or beneficiating, Borate, Salines (except common salt) mining and/or beneficiating, Borax, crude, ground or pulverized, Sodium carbonates, Boron mineral mining and/or beneficiating, Alum, Potassium chloride mining and/or beneficiating, Probertite mining and/or quarrying, Potassium bromide, Sodium compounds, natural (except common salt), Colemanite mining and/or beneficiating, etc.

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