NAICS Code 212 - Mining (except Oil and Gas)
Industry SectorMining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
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Industries in the Mining (except Oil and Gas) subsector primarily engage in mining, mine site development, and beneficiating (i.e., preparing) metallic minerals and nonmetallic minerals, including coal. The term "mining" is used in the broad sense to include ore extraction, quarrying, and beneficiating (e.g., crushing, screening, washing, sizing, concentrating, and flotation), customarily done at the mine site. Beneficiation is the process whereby the extracted material is reduced to particles which can be separated into mineral and waste, the former suitable for further processing or direct use. The operations that take place in beneficiation are primarily mechanical, such as grinding, washing, magnetic separation, centrifugal separation, and so on. In contrast, manufacturing operations primarily use chemical and electrochemical processes, such as electrolysis, distillation, and so on. However some treatments, such as heat treatments, take place in both stages: the beneficiation and the manufacturing (i.e., smelting/refining) stages. The range of preparation activities varies by mineral and the purity of any given ore deposit. While some minerals, such as petroleum and natural gas, require little or no preparation, others are washed and screened, while yet others, such as gold and silver, can be transformed into bullion before leaving the mine site. Establishments in the Mining (except Oil and Gas) subsector include those that have complete responsibility for operating mines and quarries (except oil and gas wells) and those that operate mines and quarries (except oil and gas wells) for others on a contract or fee basis. Establishments primarily engaged in providing support services, on a contract or fee basis, required for the mining and quarrying of minerals are classified in NAICS Code - 213 Support Activities for Mining.
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USA Import, Export, and Balance of Trade
Balance of Trade (USD)$15,758,467,623
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Countries With Highest Trade Surplus
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U.S. Total Import value for NAICS Code 212 is $5,460,641,333. Canada, Peru, and Brazil accounted for the top imports of Minerals & Ores in 2018. States with most imports of Minerals & Ores in 2018 were Louisiana, Texas, and Arizona.
U.S. Total Export value for this industry is $21,219,108,956. Canada, Japan, and Mexico accounted for the top exports of Minerals & Ores in 2018. States with most exports of Minerals & Ores in 2018 were West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Alaska.
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How many active businesses operate in NAICS Code 212?
There are 3,838 verified business locations operating primarily in this industry.
What was the total revenue for NAICS Code 212?
In 2017 the total revenue for Mining (except Oil and Gas) was $85,827,293,000
What was the annual payroll for NAICS Code 212?
In 2017 the annual payroll for Mining (except Oil and Gas) was $12,329,520,000
How many people work in NAICS Code 212?
The number of reported paid employees is 177,042.