Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
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
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 2014-15, and 24.4% of industry establishments, reflecting its importance in harvesting salt and mining gypsum and talc. Western Australia mines account for a substantial share of Australia's salt and phosphate rock output.
Queensland also accounts for a substantial share of industry revenue and establishments at 26.5% and 23.9%, respectively, in 2014-15... purchase to read more