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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 2014

Mining the benefits: Strengthening demand and higher output levels steady the industry

IBISWorld’s Salt and Other Mineral Mining market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$859m
Annual Growth 09-14
-3.2%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
1,890
Businesses
170
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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

Although entry barriers to the industry vary according to the product being mined, these are generally at a high level. Barriers to entry to the salt mining segment are high due to the process being extremely land-intensive, with most existing producers having close links with downstream salt processing and manufacturing companies. A new entrant would face the difficult task of gaining customers from a wholly-owned or partly-owned producer. Salt is generally produced to customer specifications, requiring considerable expertise to fulfil these requirements. Also, the lag between establishing an operation and the harvesting and sale of salt is considerable (over 12 months), requiring substantial sums of working capital... 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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