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The most-trusted global mining sector data. All in one place.

Evaluate the global mining sector, monitor the volatile metals market, mitigate risk, and align ESG goals with essential data, analytics, and insights.

  • Extensive global mining sector coverage
  • Evaluate mining companies and projects
  • Monitor exploration and production trends
  • Examine the cost-competitiveness of mines
  • Metals market analysis and forecasts
  • Keep track of global mining developments
  • Streamline analysis with powerful tools
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S&P Capital IQ Pro platform:
The most-trusted global mining sector data. All in one place.

Simplify the complexity of an evolving global mining sector. From worldwide exploration, discoveries, development, production, mine cost analysis, acquisitions activity, industrials and base metals markets forecasts and analysis, supply chain and ESG — our deep sector coverage provides a comprehensive view of the mining sector worldwide and connects you to global opportunities on a single platform. That’s the power of S&P Capital IQ Pro.

S&P Capital IQ Pro platform: Delivers critical intelligence on mining companies and mining assets

Identify opportunities. Find distressed or quality mining assets.

  • Screen mining projects by regions, development stage, project size and the mine life cycle to identify potential opportunities. Drill-down into asset level data (such as reserves/resources/grades, feasibility study results, production output/operating/cash costs, etc) to find quality mining assets. View all source documentation for due-diligence reviews and connect data to your models.
  • Assess the company financial health performance with key financial data such as cash flow, debt, capital structure, and institutional ownership, etc. Understand the asset level ownership by reviewing joint ventures or transactions, directors, ability to raise capital and complete project funding based on current and historical activity.
  • Act when the time is right. Set up a portfolio to monitor changes and create Alerts for opportunities on your Watch List.

Evaluate the value of mining assets. Benchmark financial performance.

  • Compare mining transactions against a 15+ year history with details on the buyer/seller, deal value, interest acquired, structure of deal, price paid per reserve unit, average price paid etc. Gain deeper insights by filtering data by deal size, resource size, location, type of asset, mining style, production output and cash costs, etc.
  • Benchmark the cost-competitiveness of targeted mine with mine cost forecasts up to 2040. Integrate all-in costs, cash flow analysis (DCF, NPV, IRR) into your valuation model at the mine and company level. Analyze the projected mine costs, cash flows, NAV calculations and create customized cost forecasts based on your own input assumptions (e.g. metal prices, energy costs, fuel prices, etc).
  • Conduct comprehensive company analysis by incorporating key data (such as market performance, institutional owners, debt, projected cash flow, enterprise value, capital structure, major shareholders, key executives, PE ratio’s, enterprise value ratios, etc) to benchmark and evaluate financial performance.

S&P Capital IQ Pro platform: The mining industry’s most extensive exploration budget dataset

Mining exploration

  • Make well-informed resource allocation strategy with our extensive global exploration budget data with over 20 years of historical information, compiled through surveys of mining companies worldwide. In 2021, we conducted surveys with over 2,500 mining companies to understand the impact of COVID-19 on the 2021 global exploration trends. You can dissect our latest budget data by location, commodity, development status and company type or drill-down into individual mining company exploration profile for in-depth comparison. 
  • Monitor drilling results as announced to the market. Compare key metrics (such as grade x width, interval, depth, etc) and identify hot spots based on significant drill results. Perform radius searches using current and historical parameters to identify future opportunities. Create a portfolio of projects and companies to receive email alerts and monitor updates.
  • Gain unique insights into the exploration sector with our monthly Industry Monitor reports to keep track of pipeline activity index, significant financings, global drilling activity and resource announcements.

Mine Supply – Discoveries, development and production

  • Model your mining projects pipeline and future supply availability with our supply estimates data. Gain strategic perspective on reserve replacement strategies and mined supply of major gold producers with our research insights to monitor gold supply pipeline and production forecasts. Our Strategies for Reserves Replacement Study of the top 10 gold and copper producers is based on an extensive compilation of their activities from 2011 through 2020. This analysis examines the relationships between the companies' production, reserves, costs, exploration budgets, acquisitions, divestitures and gold / copper discoveries during the 10-year period.

S&P Capital IQ Pro platform: Understand the cost-competitiveness of global mines

Benchmark global cost curves and review mine cost metrics to gauge operational performance.

Gain an understanding on the cost-competitiveness of mines by ranking our Mine Economics cost curves. Our Mine Economics provides an intuitive charting tool to group, filter, label, and highlight multiple cost curves by property, equity owner, or geography. You can also access information on production cost breakdown or historical production data to better understand production cost efficiency.

Perform scenario-based risk analysis to value mining assets.

Perform sensitivity analysis with our intuitive Mine Economics cost curves and NPV models to understand the value of a mine or possible risk caused by market changes. Input your own macro-economic assumptions and evaluate how they affect mine costs, revenue and NPV to make well-informed decisions.

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S&P Capital IQ Pro platform: Monitor industrial and base metals markets analysis and price forecasts

Understand the future demand for commodities. Review price forecasts with our monthly Commodity Briefing Service reports covering cobalt, copper, lithium, iron ore, nickel and zinc. For more long-term metals price forecasts, access our Commodity Consensus Price Forecasts and price estimates to review forward-looking metal prices.

Get in-depth research reports from 1,800+ brokers and independent providers globally with our comprehensive investment research libraries. A separate subscription to our Aftermarket or Real-Time Research offerings provide you access to more than 35 million analyst reports, including expert insights on electric vehicles and related metal sectors.

Stay aware of commodity price fluctuations. Monitor daily commodity pricing effectively with detailed streaming, delayed, and historical pricing data back to the launch date of each product from all the major commodities exchanges around the world.

S&P Capital IQ Pro platform: Mining news and expert insights

Monitor the latest macro-economic, energy transition, and mining trends with our proprietary research covering exploration, discoveries, development, production, mine cost analysis, M&A, finance, and the supply/demand fundamentals impacting the industrial and battery metals markets.

With our latest RatingsDirect® offering on the S&P Capital IQ Pro platform, you can now access S&P Global Ratings’ credit research on the metals and mining sector.

Our comprehensive, real-time global mining news integrate financial and industry-specific data in our articles so you can easily turn information into actionable insights. Made up of investigative reporting, commentary, and special features—our mining news is accessible in web and mobile platforms, news feeds, and email alerts.

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S&P Capital IQ Pro platform: Advanced visualization tools and analytics

Interactive Mapping
Visualize your strategy on our interactive mapping solution and gain strategic insights of the surrounding mining landscape. Create multi-layered maps using mining project and claims data to search for commodity targets or set up alerts to flag opportunities effortlessly. Our interactive mapping solution provides various customization tools to personalize your visual before exporting the map for your presentation.

Connect our data with Microsoft Office
Access our Metals & Mining data and formulas in Excel, or leverage our pre-built list of Metals & Mining Excel templates - all refresh with just one click.

Monitor companies and markets with Dashboards
Use our Metals & Mining dashboard to monitor the latest activities in the mining sector, covering mining insights, commodity price change, exploration and development and transactions. You can also customize watchlists and review the latest stock performance of mining companies on our Market Monitor dashboard.

Access our data anytime, anywhere with the Mobile App
Our powerful mobile app enables you to monitor your watchlists, receive notifications on sector-focused news and access snapshot of corporate profile on-the-go. Please open new tab with all hyperlinks

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ESG: Mining Sector
Path to Net Zero

Mining and metals companies that have established tough carbon reduction goals are hoping to cash in on the burgeoning market for sustainably produced raw materials.

S&P Global Market Intelligence found that 21 of the 30 largest metals and mining companies by market capitalization have set some level of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions target or are already claiming carbon neutrality, hoping to prove their commitment to reducing their emissions.

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S&P Global Marketplace: Get the data that gives you an edge

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SNL Metals & Mining

The SNL Metals and Mining dataset allows you to explore the in-depth coverage on mining properties and companies, covering a wide array of commodities. Keep track of ongoing sector activities including initial exploration, project developments and commodity production.

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Trucost Metals & Mining Climate Competitiveness

The Trucost Metals and Mining Climate Competitiveness dataset assesses the carbon pricing risk, water stress risk and future commodity market alignment of the metals and mining industry at an asset- and company-level.

Leverage this data to identify the potential financial costs associated with climate-related risks and how well positioned assets are in the transition to a low-carbon economy.

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ESG Data Suite

As ESG market opportunities accelerate and ESG risks intensify, you need a trusted partner to help embed environmental, social and corporate governance considerations in your decisions. You can leverage our suite of ESG datasets to conduct peer and portfolio analysis, assess risks and impacts and report in line with voluntary and mandatory requirements.

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Climate Credit Analytics

Climate Credit Analytics is a first-of-its-kind climate scenario analysis and credit analytics model solution that was developed in collaboration with Oliver Wyman. Climate Credit Analytics helps financial institutions and other market participants assess the impact of a transition to a low-carbon economy on the creditworthiness of their counterparties and investments.

The solution combines S&P Global Market Intelligence's extensive data resources, including company financials, industry and market data from S&P Global Trucost, as well as credit scoring methodologies from Credit Analytics with Oliver Wyman's leading climate scenarios and stress-testing expertise.

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