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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 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
$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 - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Salt and Other Mining industry has a medium concentration level, with the four largest companies estimated to account for 49.9% of industry revenue in 2013-14. This high level is due to a small number of major companies having a large presence in the industry, such as Rio Tinto's major share of salt mining, and Phosphate Resources Limited's extensive phosphate mining activity.

Economies of scale play a major role in industry activity, particularly for salt mining. Mining companies in the industry tend to require extensive operations to optimise output levels and maximise revenue and profit. However, company and industry performance is also greatly influenced by pricing levels for various minerals, which are determined in global markets or via contract negotiations... 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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