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Gold Ore Mining in Australia: Market Research Report

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Gold Ore Mining Market Research Report | ANZSIC B0804 | Feb 2015

Safe assets: Economic uncertainty has boosted the popularity of gold and industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Gold Ore Mining market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$12bn
Annual Growth 10-15
3.4%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
15,700
Businesses
623
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Gold ore mining is an industry well established in Australia, and has undergone a strong period of growth over much of the past decade. This growth has stemmed from gold's status as a counter-cyclical commodity, meaning that it is viewed as a safe haven asset during times of national and global economic uncertainty. As a result, the onset of the global financial crisis and the recessionary environment that ensued provided a massive boost for the industry. In the five years through 2014-15, industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 3.4%.

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

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Gold Ore Mining industry is in a mature phase of its life cycle. This is indicated by higher production volumes, an easing in gold prices and small increases in the number of mining companies operating in the industry. Over the 10 years through 2019-20, industry value added, which is the industry's contribution to national GDP, is estimated to increase at an annualised 1.9% due to wages growth, increased capital investment, and higher production costs, as well as steady average revenue growth. This growth rate is lower than Australia's expected GDP growth over the same period of 2.7%.

Gold production in Australia is estimated to increase at an annualised 2.5% in the five years through 2014-15... 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 goldRecent lode goldCopper-goldIron oxide copper-goldOther gold
 
Industry Activities
Open-cut and underground gold miningGold dredging and miningRoasting and flotation extraction of gold oreReworking of tailings for gold


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