Salt and Other Mineral Mining in Australia: Market Research Report

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Salt and Other Mineral Mining Market Research Report | ANZSIC B0992 | May 2015

Evaporating revenue: Lower salt prices drive declines, despite growth in production

IBISWorld’s Salt and Other Mineral Mining market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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The industry’s major product is salt. A large proportion of the salt collected is exported to chemical product manufacturing plants in Asia. Australia’s salt production is expected to total 15.3 million tonnes in 2014-15, up from 11.8 million tonnes in 2009-10 as output increased due to declining sales prices. Australia’s salt output accounted for an estimated 5.0% of approximately 305 million tonnes in global salt output in 2013-14. Although Australia’s salt production ranks behind that of major producing countries, it is the world’s largest exporter of salt. Unlike most other salt-producing countries, Australia exports the bulk of its salt production. Other important industry products are phosphate, silica, gypsum and magnesite... purchase to read more

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The industry is in a mature phase of its life cycle due to some volume growth offsetting lower prices and general industry revenue declines in the past five years. Although some industry product volumes increased in the past five years, such as salt, lower prices resulted in lower industry revenue levels through 2014-15. Industry value added, which is industry's contribution to national GDP, is expected to increase at an annualised 0.6% over the decade ending 2019-20. This is in contrast to estimated GDP growth over the same years of 2.7% per annum.

Also characteristic of a mature industry is moderate product or technological innovation. There has only been limited new product development or technological advancement in the past five years to assist in industry growth... purchase to read more


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What is the Salt and Other Mineral Mining Industry?

Firms in the industry harvest salt and mine or quarry non-metallic minerals such as phosphate rock, silica, gypsum, magnesite and talc.

Industry Products
SaltPhosphate rockSilica sandGypsumMagnesiteOther minerals
Industry Activities
Barite miningGraphite miningGypsum quarryingMagnesia minerals miningPhosphate rock miningSalt harvestingSilica sand quarryingTalc miningOther non-metallic mineral mining

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