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Gold Ore Mining in Australia: Market Research Report

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

Gold standard: The low Australian dollar has increased gold prices and industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Gold Ore 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
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Gold Ore Mining industry has performed moderately well over the five years through 2016-17, greatly influenced by global economic conditions. Gold ore mining is a well-established industry in Australia and it has undergone growth over much of the past decade. This growth has stemmed from price increases and 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 global financial crisis and the recessionary environment that ensued provided a boost for the industry.

As the value of global financial assets and currencies plummeted due to the global financial crisis, investors across the world turned to gold as a safe monetary asset... purchase to read more

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The Gold Ore Mining industry has a medium concentration level with the four largest companies estimated to account for 45.8% of industry revenue in 2016-17. However, the industry is also includes many small gold mining companies. Firms that discover and begin to develop promising ore bodies are typically acquired by larger players, with ownership changes and restructuring being common across the industry over the past five years.

Industry concentration has decreased in the past five years, with the four largest firms previously accounting for over 60% of industry revenue in 2011-12. This is mainly due to Barrick Gold Corporation and other large companies divesting Australian gold mining assets... 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 gold ore beneficiation processes, which are basic and preliminary processes that occur prior to smelting and refining. This can be done through 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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