Global Iron Ore Cost Curve

This presentation and accompanying Excel data provide an iron ore cost curve for 70 mines contributing to over 90% of the seaborne iron ore market, with breakdown of costs into mining, processing, admin, freight and royalties. Specific datasets include: Global Mine Level Cost Costs Global Company Equity Production Costs Country level Production Costs Rio Tinto Cost Curve Vale Cost Curve BHP Billiton Curve.


The report is based GlobalData's proprietary cost estimation model and data from GlobalData's Mining Intelligence Center.

Reasons to buy

Understand the global industry structure of iron ore mines

Analyse mines you may be working with, including how they compare against their peers

Assess the performance of iron ore companies

Companies mentioned

BHP Billiton

Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation

Mitsubishi Corporation

Sinosteel Corporation

Hancock Prospecting Pty Limited

Rio Tinto

Sumitomo Corporation

Mitsui & Co

Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation


Cliffs Natural Resource Inc



Table of Contents

1 Introduction

2 Methodology

3 Cost Components

4 Key Highlights

5 Global Iron Ore Cost Curve, 2015

6 Company Cost Curve, 2015

7 Country Cost Curve 2015

8 Rio Tinto Cost Curve, 2015

9 Vale Cost Curve, 2015

10 BHP Billiton Cost Curve, 2015

11 Further Information

List of Tables


List of Figures



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