NAICS Code 212222 Description

This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in developing the mine site, mining, and/or beneficiating (i.e., preparing) ores valued chiefly for their silver content. Establishments primarily engaged in transformation of the silver into bullion or dore bar in combination with mining activities are included in this industry.

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NAICS Code 212222 - Silver Ore Mining is a final level code of the “Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction” Sector. There are 7 companies verified as active in this industry in the USA with an estimated employment of 1,022 people.

Industry Sector

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction

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SBA Size Standard

Maximum 250 Employees

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Industry Examples of NAICS 212222

Common types of examples within NAICS Code 212222 - Silver Ore Mining are:

  • Bullion, silver, produced at the mine
  • Placer silver mining and/or beneficiating
  • Silver ores mining and/or beneficiating

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For some business types, there may be a similar industry to NAICS Code 212222 - Silver Ore Mining that is a better classification match. Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing silver bullion or dore bar without mining are classified in NAICS Code - 331410 - Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Smelting and Refining..

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Top Countries by U.S. Imports

China $8,475

Top Countries by U.S. Exports

Peru $15,302,361
China $3,766,266
Canada $2,265,879
Mexico $523,755
Japan $500,000

Countries With Highest Trade Surplus

Peru $15,302,361
China $3,757,791
Canada $2,265,879
Mexico $523,755
Japan $500,000

Countries With Highest Trade Deficit

Denmark $3,000
Norway $3,162
Argentina $3,676
United Kingdom $5,663
Antigua and Barbuda $6,144

U.S. Total Import value for NAICS Code 212222 is $8,475. China accounted for the top imports of Silver Ores in 2018.

U.S. Total Export value for this industry is $22,571,625. Peru, China, and Canada accounted for the top exports of Silver Ores in 2018.

Questions & Answers

  • What is the SBA size standard for NAICS 212222?

    Businesses up to 250 Employees in size are considered small businesses by SBA.

  • How many active businesses operate in NAICS Code 212222?

    There are 7 verified business locations operating primarily in this industry.

  • What was the total revenue for NAICS Code 212222?

    In 2017 the total revenue for Silver Ore Mining was $469,995,000

  • What was the annual payroll for NAICS Code 212222?

    In 2017 the annual payroll for Silver Ore Mining was $64,088,000

  • How many people work in NAICS Code 212222?

    The number of reported paid employees is 1,022.