Iron Ore Mining in the US to 2020

The US had the sixth-largest global reserves of iron ore, at 6.9 billion tonnes (Bnt) at the end of 2014, accounting for 3.7% of the global total. These iron ore reserves are mostly concentrated in the Mesabi Iron Ore Range in Minnesota, the Marquette iron range in Michigan and in Arizona and Texas. In 2014, the total value of mine production in the US was estimated at US$31.5 billion, of which iron ore accounted for 16%.

Scope

The report contains an overview of the US iron ore mining industry together with the key factors affecting the industry and demand for the commodity.

It also provides information about reserves, historic and forecast data on iron ore production, iron ore consumption, ores and concentrates exports, the competitive landscape and active, exploration and development iron ore projects.

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Gain an understanding of the iron ore mining industry in the US, its reserves, historic and forecast data on iron ore production, historic and forecast domestic iron ore consumption, iron ores and concentrates exports, demand drivers, active, exploration and development iron ore projects, the competitive landscape and the country's fiscal regime.

Companies mentioned

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc

United States Steel Corporation

ArcelorMittal USA LLC

Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Iron Ore Mining in the US – Reserves, Production, Consumption and Trade

2.1 Reserves by Geographic Location

2.1.1 Iron ore deposits in the Mesabi Range

2.1.2 Iron ore deposits in Marquette Iron Range

2.1.3 Iron ore deposits in Texas

2.1.4 Iron ore deposits in Arizona

2.2 Historic and Forecast Production

2.2.1 Production by form – fines and lumps

2.3 Active Mines

2.4 Exploration and Development Projects

2.5 Iron Ore Consumption and Trade

2.5.1 Domestic iron ore consumption vs. steel production and ores and concentrates exports

2.5.2 Exports by country

2.6 Demand Drivers

2.6.1 The US construction industry

2.6.2 Demand from the automobile industry

3 Major Iron Ore Producers in the US

3.1 Cliffs Natural Resources Inc

3.2 United States Steel Corporation

3.3 ArcelorMittal USA LLC

4 Fiscal Regime

4.1 Federal

4.1.1 US Department of Interior

4.1.2 Mine Safety and Health Administration

4.1.3 Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission

4.2 State

4.2.1 Office of Oil, Gas, and Minerals (OOGM)

4.2.2 Minnesota – Department of Natural Resources

4.3 The US Mining Industry – Governing Laws

4.3.1 Federal Laws

4.3.2 State Laws

4.4 The US Mining Industry – Mining Ownership, Licenses

4.4.1 State Permits

4.4.2 Location certificate

4.4.3 Operating permit

4.4.4 Mining permit

4.5 The US Mining Industry – Rights and Obligations

4.5.1 Rights

4.5.2 Obligations

4.6 The US Mining Industry – Key Fiscal Terms

4.6.1 Bonus

4.6.2 Rentals

4.6.3 Occupation tax

4.6.4 Mining claim fees

4.6.5 State mineral resources severance tax and fees

4.6.6 There is no severance tax in the state

4.6.7 State real property tax

4.6.8 Corporate taxes

4.6.9 Alternative minimum tax

4.6.10 Capital gains tax

4.6.11 Deductions and allowances

4.6.12 Depreciation

4.6.13 Branch profit tax

4.6.14 Withholding tax

4.6.15 Loss carry forward

4.6.16 Value added tax (VAT)

5 Appendix

5.1 Abbreviations

5.2 Bibliography

5.3 Secondary Research

5.4 Primary Research

5.5 Contact GlobalData

5.6 About GlobalData

5.7 GlobalData’s Services

5.8 Disclaimer

List of Tables

Table 1: Iron Ore Mining in the US – Historic and Forecast Production by Form – Fines and Lumps (Million Tonnes), 2000–2020

Table 2: Iron Ore Mining in the US – Active Mines, 2015

Table 3: Iron Ore Mining in the US – Exploration Projects, 2015

Table 4: Iron Ore Mining in the US – Development Projects, 2015

Table 5: Iron Ore Mining in the US – Historic and Forecast Iron Ore Consumption vs. Steel Production and Ores and Concentrates Exports (Million Tonnes), 2001–2020

Table 6: Iron Ore Mining in the US – Exports by Country (Million Tonnes), 2014

Table 7: Iron Ore Mining in the US – The US Construction Output by Project Type (US$ Million), 2010–2019

Table 8: Iron Ore Mining in the US – Cliffs Natural Resources Inc Projects, 2015

Table 9: Iron Ore Mining in the US – United States Steel Corporation Projects, 2015

Table 10: Iron Ore Mining in the US – ArcelorMittal USA LLC Projects, 2015

Table 11: The Mining Industry in the US – Minnesota Occupation Tax Rates (%), 2015

Table 12: The Mining Industry in the US – Mining Claim Fees (US$), 2015

Table 13: The Mining Industry in the US – State Federal Income Tax Rates (%), 2015

Table 14: The Mining Industry in the US – State Corporate Income Tax Rates (%), 2015

Table 15: The Mining Industry in the US – Arkansas State Corporate Income Tax Rates (%), 2015

Table 16: The Mining Industry in the US – Kentucky State Corporate Income Tax Rates (%), 2015

Table 17: The Mining Industry in the US – Louisiana State Corporate Income Tax Rates (%), 2015

Table 18: The Mining Industry in the US – Mississippi State Corporate Income Tax Rates (%), 2015

Table 19: The Mining Industry in the US – New Mexico State Corporate Income Tax Rates (%), 2015

Table 20: The Mining Industry in the US – North Dakota State Corporate Income Tax Rates (%), 2015

List of Figures

Figure 1: Iron Ore Mining in the US – Location of Iron Ore Deposits in Mesabi Range

Figure 2: Iron Ore Mining in the US – Location of the Marquette Iron Range

Figure 3: Iron Ore Mining in the US – Iron Ore Deposits in Arizona

Figure 4: Iron Ore Mining in the US – Historic and Forecast Iron Ore Production (Million Tonnes) vs. Global Iron Ore Price (US$/dmtu), 2000–2020

Figure 5: Iron Ore Mining in the US – Historic and Forecast Production by Form – Fines and Lumps (Million Tonnes), 2000–2020

Figure 6: Iron Ore Mining in the US – Historic and Forecast Iron Ore Consumption vs. Steel Production and Ores and Concentrates Exports (Million Tonnes), 2001–2020

Figure 7: Iron Ore Mining in the US – Exports by Country (%), 2014

Figure 8: Iron Ore Mining in the US – Share of the Construction Industry by Type (%), 2014

Figure 9: Iron Ore Mining in the US – Construction Output by Project Type (US$ Million), 2010–2019

Figure 10: Iron Ore Mining in the US – Automobile Production in the US (Million Units), 2007–2018

Figure 11: Iron Ore Mining in the US – Iron Ore Production by Major Companies (%), 2014

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