NAICS Code 2122 - Metal Ore Mining

NAICS Code 2122 Description

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in developing mine sites or mining metallic minerals, and establishments primarily engaged in ore dressing and beneficiating (i.e., preparing) operations, such as crushing, grinding, washing, drying, sintering, concentrating, calcining, and leaching. Beneficiating may be performed at mills operated in conjunction with the mines served or at mills, such as custom mills, operated separately.

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Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction

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Top Countries by U.S. Imports

Brazil $404,494,073
Peru $364,418,474
South Africa $234,942,147
Australia $234,017,988
Canada $217,474,479

Top Countries by U.S. Exports

Canada $1,843,178,119
Mexico $1,186,455,814
China $752,106,684
Japan $474,917,804
Netherlands $448,419,488

Top Importing States

Louisiana $591,009,702
Arizona $376,820,662
Texas $290,016,972
Pennsylvania $191,320,503
New Jersey $111,426,347

Top Exporting States

Alaska $1,773,498,891
Arizona $1,327,186,630
Minnesota $571,790,905
Michigan $536,846,861
Nevada $519,512,831

Countries With Highest Trade Surplus

Canada $1,625,703,640
Mexico $1,017,870,221
China $728,904,818
Japan $474,326,782
Netherlands $447,538,029

Countries With Highest Trade Deficit

Brazil -$376,500,475
Peru -$348,604,963
South Africa -$234,398,081
Gabon -$85,337,209
Australia -$78,694,363

U.S. Total Import value for NAICS Code 2122 is $2,370,908,721. Brazil, Peru, and South Africa accounted for the top imports of Metal Ores in 2018. States with most imports of Metal Ores in 2018 were Louisiana, Arizona, and Texas.

U.S. Total Export value for this industry is $6,545,146,234. Canada, Mexico, and China accounted for the top exports of Metal Ores in 2018. States with most exports of Metal Ores in 2018 were Alaska, Arizona, and Minnesota.

Questions & Answers

  • How many active businesses operate in NAICS Code 2122?

    There are 63 verified business locations operating primarily in this industry.

  • What was the total revenue for NAICS Code 2122?

    In 2017 the total revenue for Metal Ore Mining was $26,827,690,000

  • What was the annual payroll for NAICS Code 2122?

    In 2017 the annual payroll for Metal Ore Mining was $2,925,434,000

  • How many people work in NAICS Code 2122?

    The number of reported paid employees is 35,543.