The global outlook series on the Mining Industry provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. The report offers an aerial view of the global mining industry, identifies major short-to-medium term market challenges, and growth drivers. Market discussions in the report are punctuated with fact-rich 57 market data tables. Regional markets elaborated upon include United States, Canada, France, Germany Russia and the CIS, Australia, China, India, Japan and Brazil among others. The report provides a recapitulation of recent mergers, acquisitions, and other noteworthy strategic corporate developments in addition to an included indexed, easy-to-refer, fact-finder directory listing the addresses, and contact details of 550 companies worldwide.