Metals & Mining

We serve most of the world’s largest metals-and-mining companies, across all regions. We help leaders shape winning strategies, transform operational performance, and deliver step-change improvements throughout the value chain—from strategy to capital productivity to marketing.

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Reverse the curse: Maximizing the potential of resource-driven economies

December 2013—In 20 years, almost half of the world’s countries could depend on their resource endowments for growth. These economies have a huge opportunity to transform their prospects, and a new model could help governments capture the coming resource windfall instead of squandering it.more

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Resource revolution: Tracking global commodity markets

September 2013—Commodity prices, though off recent peaks, still reflect emerging-market demand, a challenging geology, innovative technology, and improved resource productivity.more

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Scarcity and saturation
McKinsey on Metals & Mining Number 8, Spring 2013

Scarcity and saturation: Steel and the challenges of volatile raw materials, flat margins, and overcapacities

The next 5 years will be marked by volatility and uncertainty across the steel value chain. Steel players must respond with agility and boldness—including growth across new markets and products, fresh focus on operational excellence, and potentially a major new round of consolidation.

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