The Metals & Mining industry broadly refers to metals and minerals extraction (mining) and the primary and secondary processing of these metals and minerals. The industry is very global in its structure and a few producers accounting for a lion's share of the output.
Diversified Metals & Mining companies supply commodities used in products and equipment found in a wide variety of sectors, such as construction, automotive, aerospace, and telecommunications. The reach is so broad that the utilization rate of metals is a key barometer for gauging the health of the global economy. Scarcity of talent is part of the sector’s human capital challenge.