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Gold Ore Mining in Australia: Market Research Report

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Gold Ore Mining Market Research Report | ANZSIC B0804 | Jan 2016

Struck gold: The low Australian dollar has boosted increased gold prices, and industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Gold Ore Mining market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$14bn
Annual Growth 11-16
2.3%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
15,800
Businesses
623
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Gold ore mining is a well-established industry in Australia, and has undergone a period of growth over much of the past decade. In addition to price increases, this growth has stemmed from gold's status as a counter-cyclical commodity, meaning that it is viewed as a safe haven asset during national and global economic uncertainty. As a result, the onset of the global financial crisis and the recessionary environment that ensued provided a boost for the industry. Although world gold prices declined significantly in 2012-13 and 2013-14, the weak Australian dollar limited the industry's decline. As gold is traded in US dollars, the low dollar also benefited the industry in 2014-15 and will contribute to price increases in Australian dollars in 2015-16... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Gold Ore Mining industry has a high capital intensity level due to high capital and depreciation costs associated with establishing and developing gold mining operations. Companies in the industry require extensive funding levels to invest in mining equipment, facilities, equipment, truck, vehicles, buildings and other capital components. In particular, the industry relies heavily on investment in open-cut and underground mining plant and equipment.

To calculate the capital intensity level for the industry, IBISWorld uses data from the industry cost structure. Depreciation is used as a proxy for capital, while total industry wages are used as a proxy for labour inputs... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Gold Ore Mining Industry?

Companies operating in the industry mine gold-bearing ore. Some firms also carry out beneficiation processes, which are basic, preliminary processes that gold ore is put through prior to smelting and refining. This can be done by flotation extraction methods. Some companies dredge for gold or rework tailings for gold.

Industry Products
Archaean lode gold dore barsRecent lode gold dore barsCopper-gold dore barsIron oxide copper-gold dore barsOther gold dore bars
 
Industry Activities
Open-cut and underground gold miningGold dore bar productionGold dredging and miningRoasting and flotation extraction of gold oreReworking of tailings for gold


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