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 provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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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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A wide range of minerals are mined within the industry. These vary from salt harvested within designated ponds and used for chemical and food manufacturing, to phosphate used to make fertiliser and silica used to make glass for windows. Due to the wide range of industry products and large variety of downstream buyers, industry revenue volatility tends to be moderate from year to year.

Revenue and profit decline

Salt and Other Mineral Mining industry revenue has declined over the five years through 2014-15, with revenue decreasing at an annualised 0.7% to $940.1 million. This decline has mainly been driven by lower salt prices over the past five years, despite large volume growth over this time... 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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