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Contract Mining Services in Australia: Market Research Report

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Contract Mining Services Market Research Report | ANZSIC B1099 | Mar 2015

Cool-down: Lower commodity prices create mining cost pressures, curbing industry demand

IBISWorld’s Contract Mining Services 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
Revenue
$9bn
Annual Growth 10-15
1.0%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
19,910
Businesses
244
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Contract miners provide services to mining companies to support mining production. Demand for industry services depends on the relative advantages that mining companies derive from outsourcing these processes, compared with controlling production in-house. Contract miners typically have access to a large pool of machinery and skilled employees that they can leverage to win business. The strength of Australia's Mining division is a crucial factor in determining industry performance.

Over the past decade, demand for commodities has been strong, particularly from markets in China and other export destinations. During periods of strong demand, mining companies (the industry's client base) tend to shift focus towards planning new capacity... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Contract Mining Services industry is highly dependent on trends in mining activity, particularly for coal and iron ore mining. Mining companies outsource production functions to contract miners, particularly at times when they are focused on expansion activities such as exploration, supply chain management and marketing. Industry participants are typically paid based on production volumes mined under contract. Industry operators are best placed to win new contracts when the Mining division expands its asset base through increased investment. The industry benefited from the Mining division's boom in capital investment during the decade through 2011-12, before declining over the three years through 2014-15... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Contract Mining Services Industry?

Firms in the industry carry out stages of a mining operation as third parties on a fee or contract basis. Contract miners supply both machinery and skilled employees required to undertake activities on site.

Industry Products
Surface contract miningUnderground contract miningOil and gas extraction
 
Industry Activities
Surface contract mining servicesUnderground contract mining servicesOil and gas extraction on a contract basis


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