Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Manganese and Other Mineral Mining industry is expected to generate revenue of $1.7 billion in 2012-13, compared with $2.51 billion in 2007-08 (yielding a fall of 7.5% per year). However, industry revenue is expected to grow by 3.0% in 2012-13 as the price and output of manganese rise. Lithium production is also expected to grow. The industry's share of GDP in 2012-13 will be less than 0.1% and it is expected to generate a profit of about $440.3 million.
Australia's manganese ore production is expected to be 7.2 million tonnes in 2012-13, compared with 5.4 million tonnes in 2007-08. Most of that output will be exported, although some will be processed locally into manganese alloys... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The geographic spread of the industry is largely determined by the location of the mineral resource base.
Most of this industry's revenue originates in the Northern Territory, which accounts for the bulk of manganese output. The remaining manganese output, all lithium and tantalum production and some tin output originate in Western Australia. Tasmania accounts for a substantial share of tin production. The other states do not contribute to industry output... purchase to read more