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

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The geographic spread of the industry tends to reflect that of overall mining output, and is therefore heavily weighted towards Western Australia and Queensland. Western Australia, with its large share of metal ore and mineral production, particularly iron ore and gold, is the most important region for contract mining. In 2014-15, Western Australia is estimated to account for 44.2% of industry revenue and 37.8% of industry establishments. A high proportion of industry firms that are headquartered in Western Australia are the industry's larger companies.

Queensland makes up for substantial coal, metal or and other mineral activity in Australia, and is the second-largest state for the industry. A high proportion of industry revenue is derived from coal mining activities... 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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