Nov 30, 2015· Figure 10: Iron Ore Mining in South Africa Historic and Forecast Chinese Steel Production vs Total Iron Ores and Concentrates Imports and Imports from South Africa , 2000 2020 Figure 11: Iron Ore Mining in South Africa Chinese Construction Industry Output by Project Type and Chinese Steel Production, 2010 2019
The Mining of Iron Ore in South Africa. This report focuses on the South African iron ore mining sector which produced 78 million tonnes of iron ore during 2014. Of this total, 67.2Mt worth US$6.7bn was exported. China remains the largest importer of South African iron ore, importing 73% of all local iron ore exports in 2014, valued at US$4.91bn.
Mining in South Africa was once the main driving force behind the history and development of Africa's most advanced and richest economy. Large scale and profitable mining started with the discovery of a diamond on the banks of the Orange River in 1867 by Erasmus Jacobs and the subsequent discovery and exploitation of the Kimberley pipes a few years later. Gold rushes to Pilgrim's Rest and Barbertonwere precursors to the biggest discovery of all, the Main Reef/MainWikipedia · Text under CC BY SA license
The mining and quarrying industry declined by 10.8% quarter on quarter seasonally adjusted and annualised based on the latest GDP numbers released by Statistics South Africa for Q1:2019. Decreases in production was recorded for Iron