The three largest iron ore companies in the world are: Vale, Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton. Vale is a Brazilian mining corporation while Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton are Anglo-Australian. These three countries are known as the "Big Three" and collectively control 61% of the world seaborne trade of iron ore.
The Iron Ore Producers World Map shows the countries producing the maximum quantity of iron ore. As the map shows, China is the world's largest producer of iron-ore producing 900 million metric tonnes of iron ore every year. It is also by far the largest consumer and importer of the same.
Australia ranks second in the production of iron-ore followed by Brazil, India, Russia, Ukraine, South Africa, United States, Canada, Iran, Sweden, Kazakhstan, Venezuela, Mexico, and Mauritania.
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Last updated on December 20, 2012
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