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Mining Quarterly Review – Q3 2021

Commodity production either grew at a lower rate or declined year-on-year for several major commodities in Q3 2021. For example, the combined output from the top ten iron ore producers increased by just 1.6% to 349.9Mt in Q3 2021 vs 344.4Mt in Q3 2020. The marginal growth was due to sluggish demand from China’s steel mills as the country began to cut steel production as part of its emission reduction plans. Copper production, from the top 10 companies declined by a collective 1.3% y-o-y in Q3 2021. Significant declines were observed at Glencore (-14.2%), BHP (-8.9%) and Codelco (-7.2%). Gold production, from the top 10 gold producers fell by 5.8% y-o-y in the third quarter of 2021 to a little over 6.7moz, primarily owing to lower ore grades, maintenance and planned shutdowns. Meanwhile coal production for the ten leading producers dropped by 4.4% y-o-y in Q3 2021.


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Geographies covered include – Asia-Pacific, Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Oceania and Former Soviet Union.

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Commodity Trends

Development Projects Update

Capital Expenditure

Demand Drivers

Regulatory Developments

ESG in Mining

Technology in Mining

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