Australia and Brazil are the largest iron ore producers and exporters in the world.
Who are the major iron ore producers in the world, and particularly those producers who are operating in the leading iron ore producing countries such as Australia, Brazil, Canada, South Africa etc?
Below is a list of iron ore producing companies.
In 2019, the world’s largest producer of iron ore was Vale of Brazil, who had 611 million tonnes of iron ore mining capacity, equivalent to ~15% of the world total.
In number two position was Rio Tinto, who had ~470 mt of iron ore mining capacity, equal to ~12% of the world total.
The number three slot went to Austalia’s BHP Billiton Group, who had ~412 million tonnes of mine capacity. This was equivalent to roughly 10% of 2019 global capacity.
Source: Steelonthenet.com analysis of world iron ore capacity