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Gold Ore Mining in Australia: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

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 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
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

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.

For each dollar required for labour inputs, approximately $0.87 is expected to be invested in capital plant and equipment during 2016-17. This indicates the industry has a high capital intensity level... 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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