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

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Entry barriers to the industry vary according to the type of product mined. There are high barriers to entry to diamond mining, reflecting the large amounts of money required for exploration and mine development, and the entrepreneurial skill required for marketing. Significant capital inputs are required for mining equipment and other inputs, while wage costs are also high to attract experienced miners. The dominance of Rio Tinto in the industry also highlights the economies of scale required for major operations.

Entry barriers are much lower for opal or sapphire mining, as the productive fields are more accessible and more amenable to mining via relatively simple methods... 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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