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Mineral Sand Mining in Australia: Market Research Report

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Mineral Sand Mining Market Research Report | ANZSIC B0805 | Dec 2014

On the rise: Despite year-to-year fluctuations, the industry has sustained strong growth

IBISWorld’s Mineral Sand 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
$2bn
Annual Growth 10-15
5.9%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
3,290
Businesses
143
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Australia dominates world output of the major mineral sands due to large natural reserves and extensive mining sites. Mining volumes and prices of the various mineral sand products have generally increased in the past five years. Exports are expected to account for almost half of total production and are sold mainly to pigment manufacturers, although zircon is primarily sold to producers of refractory bricks (used in metal smelting operations). The largest export market is China.

The Mineral Sand Mining industry is expected to generate revenue of $2.5 billion in 2014-15, up from $1.8 billion in 2009-10, resulting in an annualised increase of 5.9% over the past five years. Profit has also increased over this period to account to 21.0%... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

The majority of industry products are mineral sands that have undergone limited processing, such as rutile, ilmenite, zircon and leucoxene. The industry also produces titanium dioxide pigment and synthetic rutile through basic beneficiation processes.

Titanium dioxide pigment

Titanium dioxide pigment is mainly produced from feedstock of ilmenite and rutile that is processed and refined in combination with other inputs. This product is then used as a whitening or brightening pigment in paint, paper, plastics and other goods. IBISWorld estimates that titanium dioxide pigment will account for 28.2% of industry revenue in 2014-15, down from 33.6% in 2009-10 due to the relative growth in other product segments in the past five years... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Mineral Sand Mining Industry?

Firms in the industry are primarily engaged in mining mineral sands such as rutile, ilmenite, and leucoxene, which contain titanium. The industry also mines for zircon sand and produces synthetic rutile. Companies can also carry out processing functions to produce titanium dioxide pigment.

Industry Products
Rutile concentrateIlmenite concentrateZircon concentrateLeucoxene concentrateSynthetic rutileTitanium dioxide pigmentOther mineral sands
 
Industry Activities
Ilmenite sand miningLeucoxene sand miningMineral sand miningMonazite sand miningRutile sand miningSynthetic rutile productionTitanium dioxide productionZircon sand mining


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