Mining + Metals
The mining and metals industry is facing increasing scrutiny from governments, customers and stakeholders. Growing demand driven by emerging markets and limited supply is the most significant challenge the industry faces. In response, the industry has moved to modernize operations to maximize output, which is forecast to grow 4 - 5% in the next few years.
Russia is among the world’s leading producers of a wide range of mineral commodities, from ferrous metals like iron and steel through to non-ferrous metals such as aluminum, gold, silver, copper and titanium. The mining and metals industry accounts for almost 20% of the country's industrial output.
The mining and metal sector is also significant in Kazakhstan, providing 30% of the country’s export earnings, 16% of GDP, and 19% of industrial employment. In Ukraine, ferrous minerals (iron and manganese) dominate Ukraine’s mineral production. Ukraine is the CIS’s largest iron ore producer, and is ranked 7th in world production.
PBN Hill+Knowlton Strategies works with a number of the world’s and region’s leading mining and metals companies, including ArcelorMittal, Evraz, Kinross Gold and Rio Tinto, and has served Interpipe, PhosAgro, Raspadskaya and Rusal, as well.