Japan Mining Report 2010

After a difficult 2009, when we estimate that Japan’s mining industry shrank by some 17.5% year-on-year (y-o-y) in real terms, we believe that the stage is set for steady recovery over our newly-extended forecast to 2014.

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After a difficult 2009, when we estimate that Japan’s mining industry shrank by some 17.5% year-on-year (y-o-y) in real terms, we believe that the stage is set for steady recovery over our newly-extended forecast to 2014. That said, with Japan’s domestic mineral reserves having been largely exhausted, its contribution to GDP will remain below 0.1% over our forecast period.

Against this backdrop, it is clear that Japan is a major player in the global mining industry more as a consumer and processor of raw materials as opposed to a producer. Japan remains heavily dependent on imports for raw materials and its mining companies continue to look abroad for new overseas exploration or production projects.

New Data

For 2010, BMI has made significant changes to the way in which we forecast mining data. As well as using local statistics agencies and associations, we now also draw on the expertise of the UN’s Industrial Commodity Statistics Database, the US Geological Survey and the World Bureau of Metal Statistics for our historical export and production data. We then forecast this data using our own proprietary econometric model. Human intervention also plays a necessary and desirable role in our mining forecasting; experience, expertise and knowledge of industry trends and developments ensure that we can spot likely future changes and anomalous data that a purely mechanical model would not.

Country Overview

With the majority of Japan’s domestic mines having been exhausted, the country does not retain any significant mining production capacity, with the exception of the Hishikari gold mine. However, the country does export a great deal of finished products and is a key refiner of metals for the region.

Industry Forecast

After a difficult 2009, BMI believes the stage is set for a steady recovery in Japan’s mining industry over our newly extended forecast period to 2014. Our economists believe that growth in real terms can average just over 5% over the coming five years. However, much of this growth merely reflects a rebound from the sharp falls seen in 2008 and 2009. In addition, mining remains a very small part of the wider Japanese economy. We see mining’s contribution to GDP remaining below the 0.1% mark across our forecast period.

Executive Summary
SWOT Analysis
Japan Political SWOT
Japan Economic SWOT
Global Mining Outlook

Table: Rio Tinto’s Capital And Major Evaluation Projects For 2010
BMI Views
Risks To Outlook
Industry Trends And Developments
Regulatory Structure
Key Projects
Iron Ore
Mining Business Environment
Asia Pacific Overview

Table: Asia Pacific Mining Business Environment Ratings
Japan’s Mining Business Environment
Political Outlook
Industry Forecast Scenario
Commodities Forecast – Copper

Table: BMI’s Copper Forecasts

Table: Copper Data And Forecasts, 2005-2011
Commodities Forecast – Aluminium

Table: BMI’s Aluminium Forecasts

Table: Aluminium Data And Forecasts, 2005-2011
Commodities Forecast – Lead

Table: BMI’s Lead Forecast

Table: Lead Data And Forecasts, 2005-2011
Japan’s Mining Forecasts

Table: Japan’s Mining Data And Forecasts, 2007-2014
Competitive Landscape
Company Monitor
Mitsubishi Materials Corp
Nippon Mining Holdings Ltd (to become JX Holdings)
Sumitomo Metal Mining Co Ltd
Global Assumptions

Table: Global And Regional Real GDP Growth And Exchange Rates, 2009-2012

Table: Global Assumptions, 2008-2014

Table: Developed States’ Real GDP Growth, 2009-2012

Table: Emerging Markets’ Real GDP Growth, 2009-2012
Business Environment Ratings Methodology

Table: Mining Business Environment Indicators

Table: Weighting Of Components

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