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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 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
$2bn
Annual Growth 10-15
5.9%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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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

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The Mineral Sand Mining industry has a medium concentration level with the four largest firms estimated to account for 62.0% of industry revenue in 2014-15. The industry concentration percentage has been highly volatile over the past five years. This has been due to major fluctuations in industry revenue and the merger of Exxaro and Tronox in 2012, as well as new companies entering the industry resulting in mineral sand volume changes from year to year.

The industry's medium concentration reflects the large minimum efficient size for a mineral sand mining operation. Economies of scale are therefore very important for companies operating in the industry, which includes mine scale and beneficiation processing scale... 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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