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Mining in Australia: Market Research Report

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Mining Market Research Report | ANZSIC B | May 2016

Digging deep: Increased output has caused prices to decline, hurting division revenue

The Mining market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Australia has a large supply of mineral, hydrocarbon and non-mineral reserves, which the Mining division extracts, processes and sells. These reserves are often of a high quality and close to the earth's surface, enabling Australia's Mining division to be price-competitive on a global scale. The division is export-oriented, with exports expected to account for over two-thirds of revenue in 2015-16. Division exports are projected to account for over three-quarters of revenue by 2020-21, on the back of the expected increase of natural gas exports.

The division's performance depends on pricing levels, the value of the Australian dollar, and global trends in supply and demand for commodities. As new supply takes years to develop, division operations are generally cyclical... purchase to read more

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Over the past decade, developing countries such as China and India have industrialised rapidly, driving demand for natural resources and industrial commodities. As global demand surged, many Australian mining companies committed to new projects, resulting in a swell of capital investment and mining volumes. This flow of investment worked its way down the supply chain, through the exploration and mining services industries, and increased mining output. However, increased supply contributed to large price declines for many division goods over the five years through 2015-16.

Revenue and profit

Annual division revenue is highly volatile due to movements in production, world prices for major commodities, export demand, and exchange rates... purchase to read more


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What is the Mining Industry?

The Mining division includes all operations mainly engaged in the extraction of minerals or hydrocarbons (oil and gas), exploration for minerals or hydrocarbons and the provision of a variety of services to firms engaged in these activities.

Industry Products
Coal miningOil and gas extractionOther metal ore miningIron ore miningNon-metallic mineral mining and quarryingExploration and other mining services
Industry Activities
Coal miningOil and gas extraction and miningMetal ore miningNon-metallic mineral ore miningOther mineral mining and quarryingServices to miningMining exploration servicesContract and mining support services

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