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Company nameLKAB
Company typeGovernment-owned
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleBjörn Sprängare (Chairman), Lars-Eric Aaro (President & CEO)
ProductsIron ore, Mineral
Revenue(+)16.385b SEK (2007)
Operating income(-)6.148b SEK (2007)
Net income(-)4.526b SEK (2007)
Employees3,885+ (2007)
DivisionsThe Market Division, The Mining Division, The Minerals Division, Special Business

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LKAB ( Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara Aktiebolag) is a Swedish mining company. The company is mining iron ore in mines at Kiruna and at Malmberget in northern Sweden. The company was established in 1890, and it is 100% state-owned since the 1950:s. The iron ore is processed to pellets and fines, and are transported by Iore trains (Malmbanan) to the harbours at Narvik and Luleå and to the steelmill at Luleå (SSAB).

The iron ore products are mainly sold to European steelmills. Other important markets are North Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Industrial minerals are sold mainly in Europe, but also in Asia and the USA.

LKAB has more than 3,800 employees, of which more than 600 are outside of Sweden. There are iron ore mines, processing plants and ore harbors in northern Sweden and Norway, sales office in Belgium, Germany and Singapore. LKAB has subsidiaries for industrial minerals with processing plants in Sweden, Finland, Greenland, the UK, the Netherlands, Greece, Turkey and China. Additional subsidiaries are in Germany, the USA and Hong Kong as well as representative offices in Slovakia and Thailand.

LKAB’s chief assets are the magnetite ore of the Orefields of northern Sweden. LKAB is owned by the Swedish Government. LKAB's corporate headquarters are in Luleå and the main production sites are in Kiruna and Malmberget, close to Gällivare. The ore is partially processed on site, and is transported by freight train on Malmbanan to either Narvik or Luleå depending on final destination.

See also Swedish iron ore during World War II.Category:Mining companies

Category:Mining in Sweden


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