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Diamond and Gemstone Mining in Australia: Market Research Report

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Diamond and Gemstone Mining Market Research Report | ANZSIC B0991 | Jul 2015

Shine on: Increased production is forecast to underpin industry performance

The Diamond and Gemstone Mining market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Diamond and Gemstone Mining industry is dominated by the mining and export of diamonds. Australia is a major producer of diamonds on the world stage. Industry players export cheaper unsorted diamonds and a limited number of rare coloured diamonds. The yellow and pink diamonds from the Kimberley region in Western Australia are Australia's most notable coloured diamonds, and the sale of these high-end stones contributes disproportionately to industry revenue. In addition to diamonds, the industry includes companies that mine opals, sapphires and other gemstones.

Industry revenue is estimated to fall at a compound annual rate of 4.0% over the five years through 2015-16, to reach $380.1 million... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The industry exhibits a high market share concentration. In 2015-16, the industry's four largest players are estimated to account for over 90% of total revenue. IBISWorld estimates that Rio Tinto Group, the industry's largest player, alone accounts for over 80% of revenue in 2015-16. Rio Tinto dominates Australia's diamond production, as the firm mined 9.2 million carats of diamonds in 2013-14. Over the past five years, its production peaked at 11.4 million carats in 2012-13.

Aside from the industry's dominant major player, eight very small-scale operators mine gemstones such as opal, sapphire, chrysoprase and kyanite. Due to the industry's rare commodities and the isolated nature of diamond and gemstone deposits, no single firm operates multiple establishments... purchase to read more


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What is the Diamond and Gemstone Mining Industry?

Companies in the industry mine and quarry non-metallic minerals such as diamonds, opals, sapphires and other gemstones.

Industry Products
Gem-quality diamondsUnsorted diamondsOpalsSapphiresOther gemstones
Industry Activities
Diamond miningJade miningOpal miningSapphire miningChrysoprase miningKyanite miningOther gemstone mining

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