NAICS Code 212210 - Iron Ore Mining

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NAICS Code 212210 Description

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in (1) developing mine sites, mining, and/or beneficiating (i.e., preparing) iron ores and manganiferous ores valued chiefly for their iron content and/or (2) producing sinter iron ore (except iron ore produced in iron and steel mills) and other iron ore agglomerates.

NAICS Code 212210 - Iron Ore Mining is a final level code of the “Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction” Sector. There are 3 companies verified as active in this industry in the USA with an estimated employment of 4,925 people.

Industry Sector

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction

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SBA Size Standard

Maximum 750 Employees

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Marketing: NAICS Codes (8-digit) for Iron Ore Mining

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Industry Examples of NAICS 212210

Common types of examples within NAICS Code 212210 - Iron Ore Mining are:

  • Agglomerates, iron ore, beneficiating
  • Briquets, iron, mining and/or beneficiating
  • Brown ore mining and/or beneficiating
  • Hematite mining and/or beneficiating
  • Iron ore (e.g., hematite, magnetite, siderite, taconite) mining and/or beneficiating
  • Iron ore agglomerates mining and/or beneficiating
  • Iron ore beneficiating plants (e.g., agglomeration, sintering)
  • Iron ore mine site development for own account
  • Iron ore, blocked, mining and/or beneficiating
  • Limonite mining and/or beneficiating
  • Manganiferous ores valued for iron content, mining and/or beneficiating
  • Siderite mining and/or beneficiating
  • Sintered iron ore produced at the mine
  • Taconite concentrates or agglomerates beneficiating
  • Taconite ores mining and/or beneficiating

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For some business types, there may be a similar industry to NAICS Code 212210 - Iron Ore Mining that is a better classification match. Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing pig iron ore are classified in NAICS Code 331110 - Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing.

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USA Import, Export, and Balance of Trade

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Top Countries by U.S. Imports

Brazil $364,803,545
Canada $97,591,659
Sweden $66,081,433
Russia $24,163,012
South Africa $11,701,849

Top Countries by U.S. Exports

Canada $786,070,144
Japan $128,952,311
Mexico $57,679,804
Germany $7,655,554
Peru $390,000

Countries With Highest Trade Surplus

Canada $688,478,485
Japan $128,948,160
Mexico $57,679,804
Germany $7,649,570
Hong Kong $192,465

Countries With Highest Trade Deficit

Brazil -$364,803,545
Sweden -$66,081,433
Russia -$24,163,012
South Africa -$11,701,849
Chile -$7,712,192

U.S. Total Import value for NAICS Code 212210 is $589,659,456. Brazil, Canada, and Sweden accounted for the top imports of Iron Ores in 2018.

U.S. Total Export value for this industry is $981,177,643. Canada, Japan, and Mexico accounted for the top exports of Iron Ores in 2018.

Questions & Answers

  • What is the SBA size standard for NAICS 212210?

    Businesses up to 750 Employees in size are considered small businesses by SBA.

  • How many active businesses operate in NAICS Code 212210?

    There are 3 verified business locations operating primarily in this industry.

  • What was the total revenue for NAICS Code 212210?

    In 2017 the total revenue for Iron Ore Mining was $3,443,968,000

  • What was the annual payroll for NAICS Code 212210?

    In 2017 the annual payroll for Iron Ore Mining was $410,952,000

  • How many people work in NAICS Code 212210?

    The number of reported paid employees is 4,925.