Group minerals operation business includes two categories of iron ore and non-ferrous minerals. The Group is the largest iron ore trader in the country, and has established stable cooperative relationship with many renowned mineral developers and traders, such as CVRD (Brazil), BHP Billiton (Australia), Rio Tinto, FMG, Rongta (India), Aisuo, Cargill (U.S.), Leybold (Hong Kong), Santa Fe (Chile) .Its iron ore sales was 32.85 million tons in 2011, ranking third of the domestic industry.
The non-ferrous minerals operations cover lateritic nickel ore, manganese ore, chrome ore, lead-zinc, cobalt concentrate, etc. The group has established resource bases of Iron ore, chrome ore, nickel ore, lead and zinc resources in Hebei, Inner Mongolia, and the Philippines, Indonesia and other places. An iron ore screening machining center was built in Caofeidian to create a complete supply chain from resource procurement, processing and distribution to product sales. Sales of non-ferrous minerals reached 600 million tons in 2011.