In-Depth Study on Global Iron Ore Cost Curve

Global Iron Ore Cost Curve is a new market research publication announced by Reportstack. This report provides 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
  • Scope
    The report is based proprietary cost estimation model and data from 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

  • To access full report with TOC, please visit ​Global Iron Ore Cost Curve.

    Key Highlights
    • The cost analysis indicates the dominance of the three largest iron ore producers: Rio Tinto, Vale and BHP Billiton. These three producers not only account for the largest share of world production but also have the lowest-cost operations.

  • Low strip ratios will ensure most operations have low mining costs per tonne. Indeed strip ratios are often the determinant for whether a iron ore deposit is economically feasible.
  • BHP Billiton’s Yandi is the lowest cost operation, with an estimated FOB cost of US$17.65/t in 2015. This was followed by the Mesa operations run by Rio Tinto. These operations are all in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. As Hematite operations, they produce predominately lumps and fines, both of which are direct shipping ores (DSO) which lowers their processing costs.

  • 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 Vale Cliffs Natural Resource Inc FMG Mount Gibson Arrium Ferrexpo Vedanta African Rainbow Minerals Assore Limited Arcelor Mittal BC Iron Limited Atlas Iron Cliffs Natural Resources CAP SA Anglo American USSC Grange Resources Stemcore Holdings Limited Ternium SA RZR Ljubija a.d. Prijedor


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