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According to China's Iron and Steel Industry Association, the Chinese iron and steel industry reaped record profit of 169.95 billion Yuan (US$22 billion) in 2006, rocketing more than 30 percent year on year. Stimulated by robust market demand, China produced 418.78 million tons of crude steel in 200...
South Africa is a world leader in mining. The country is internationally renowned for an abundance of mineral resources, accounting for a significant proportion of both world production and reserves, and South African mining companies dominate many sectors in the global industry. South Africa is the...
There have been almost revolutionary changes in the global steel scene with fierce competitive pressures on performance, productivity, price reduction and customer satisfaction. National boundaries have melted to encompass an ever increasing world market. Trade in steel products has been on the upsw...
The erstwhile Soviet Union which covered 1/8th of the entire world’s land mass had been a storehouse of Global Energy Sources in magnum quantities far beyond the capacity potentials of many Asian countries put together. Most of the high coal production basins of Russia had already been explored b...
The Canadian metals and mining industry includes mining (including coal), primary metal manufacturing, non-metallic mineral product manufacturing, and fabricated metal product manufacturing. It does not include the crude petroleum and natural gas industries. The industry (excluding bitumen) accounte...
The United States mining industry is an important contributor to the nation’s economy and employs over millions of workers in this great endeavor to utilize the nation’s resources for growth and fuelling industry demand for raw materials which they process in order to remain global leaders.
After China adopted in the late 1970s the policy of economic reforms, its annual output of major steel products was increasing at high pace, with a particularly pronounced growth during the 1990s. China's steel industry has been the fastest growing in the world over the past two decades.
Technological innovations have provided the competitive edge to the technologically strong companies. Smooth and quick transfer of technology has, however, meant an increasingly competitive pressure on the companies to be ahead of the others in the race for technological superiority to maintain and,...
Gold is a highly sought-after precious metal which, for many centuries, has been used as money, a store of value and in jewelry. The metal occurs as nuggets or grains in rocks, underground "veins" and in alluvial deposits.
Gold forms the basis for a monetary standard used by the International Mone...