Contract Mining Services in Australia: Market Research Report

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Contract Mining Services Market Research Report | ANZSIC B1099 | Nov 2014

All mine: Mining companies are moving contract mining services in-house

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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Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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 to industry operators, compared with controlling production in-house. Contract miners typically have access to a large pool of machinery and skilled employees that they leverage to win business. The strength of Australia's Mining division is a crucial factor in industry performance.

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

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The Contract Mining Services industry operates with a medium level of market share concentration. The industry's structure is characterised by a small number of large players, a moderate number of mid-size companies and a large number of small operators. Overall, the top four industry players are estimated to account for 62.0% of industry revenue in 2014-15. To provide value to mining companies, contract miners need to achieve significant economies of scale and scope, which generally come with size and being able to offer a variety of services. To achieve scale in the industry, companies need to be able to operate across a large number of mining sites, while maximising equipment usage to increase productivity and profit levels... purchase to read more


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What is the Contract Mining Services Industry?

Firms in this 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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