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 Salt and Other Mineral Mining industry has high capital intensity requirements. The industry has substantial needs for working capital, reflecting the often-lengthy period between the commencement of production and the availability of output for sale, as well as the need to hold stocks. To calculate the capital intensity level, IBISWorld uses data from the industry cost structure. Depreciation is used as a proxy for capital and wages are used as a proxy for labour. In 2014-15, depreciation is projected to account for 9.5% of industry revenue, with wages at 17.0%. These show that for each $1.00 invested in capital plant, equipment and vehicles, approximately $1.79 will be required for labour inputs in 2014-15... 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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