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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 2016

White gold: Growing lithium demand has pushed up prices and boosted the industry's performance

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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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 11-16
3.8%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Employment
3,491
Businesses
159
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The industry's major products are salt and lithium minerals. A large proportion of the salt collected is exported to chemical product manufacturing plants in Asia, while lithium is also mainly exported. Australia's salt production is expected to total 13.6 million tonnes in 2015-16, up from 12.9 million tonnes in 2010-11 as miners increased output to offset low pricing growth. Although Australia's salt production volumes are lower than other major salt producing countries, it is the world's largest exporter of salt as it exports the bulk of its production. Other important industry products are phosphate, silica, gypsum and magnesite.

The industry is forecast to grow at an annualised 3.8% over the five years through 2015-16, to reach $2.0 billion. This includes a 5.5%... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The geographic spread of industry production and revenue generally reflects the location of resources. In addition, as with other mineral commodities, the most accessible economic resources tend to be exploited first. Western Australia accounts for the largest proportion of industry revenue at 50.9% in 2015-16, and 38.9% of industry establishments, reflecting its importance in harvesting salt and mining lithium minerals, gypsum and talc. Western Australia mines account for a substantial share of Australia's salt, lithium minerals and phosphate rock output.

Queensland also accounts for a substantial share of industry revenue and establishments at 26.5% and 20.4%, respectively, in 2015-16... 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 and related minerals such as phosphate rock, silica, gypsum, magnesite, talc and lithium minerals. Industry firms also carry out some basic processing functions.

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


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