May 23, 2012 05:08 ET

Rising Steel Industries of China & India to Increase Asia Pacific Iron Ore Production

ROCKVILLE, MD--(Marketwire - May 23, 2012) - has announced the addition of the new report "Iron Ore Mining Market in Asia-Pacific to 2020 - Interplay Between Regional Demand for Steel and Iron Production Shapes the Competitive Landscape," to their collection of Energy & Resources market reports. For more information, visit

China and India are predicted to drive the iron ore mining market over coming years, according to the new report.

The report states that future iron production growth in the Asia-Pacific region, which is the largest producer and consumer of iron ore in the world, is expected to rocket, primarily due to demand from these two emerging economies.

Asia-Pacific's iron ore consumption increased from 348.2 million metric tons in 2000 to an estimated 1.6 billion metric tons in 2011. During 2012-2020, iron ore consumption in Asia is expected to increase at a CAGR of 5.2% to reach 2.6 billion metric tons in 2020. This is owing to rising demand from the steel industries of China and India, which are expected to account for a combined demand of 2.3 billion metric tons of iron ore by 2020.

The Asia-Pacific region's substantial reserves of iron ore represent a major strength over other iron ore mining regions across the globe. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), Asia had 61.3 billion metric tons or 36% of global crude iron ore reserves at the end of 2010. These reserves by and large are mainly located in Australia, China, Kazakhstan and India.

The region's iron ore production stood at 1.8 billion metric tons in 2011, and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.1% to reach 3.1 billion metric tons in 2020, surpassing consumption by 500 million metric tons.

Iron Ore Mining Market in Asia-Pacific to 2020 - Interplay Between Regional Demand for Steel and Iron Production Shapes the Competitive Landscape

This report provides key information and analysis of the Asia-Pacific iron ore mining industry that comprises China, Australia, India and Kazakhstan. The report covers the industry's drivers and restraints, production, reserves, consumption and details of country's trade (imports and exports).

This report was built using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research, and in-house analysis conducted by GBI Research's team of industry experts.

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