Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The industry's major product is salt. A large proportion of the salt is exported to chemical product manufacturing plants in Asia. Australia's salt production is expected to total 13.6 million tonnes in 2013-14, up from 11.3 million tonnes in 2008-09 due to increased output as final prices declined. Australia's salt output is estimated to account for 4.7% of global salt output in 2013-14, at approximately 290 million tonnes. Although Australia's salt production ranks behind that of the major producers, 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.
The industry is estimated to generate revenue of $859.3... 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 42.6% and 24.4% of industry establishments, reflecting its importance in the mining of salt, gypsum and talc. Western Australia mines almost a substantial share of Australia's salt and phosphate rock output.
Queensland also accounts for a substantial share of industry revenue and establishments at 24.2% and 23.9%, respectively, in 2013-14... purchase to read more