Copper, Silver, Lead and Zinc Smelting and Refining in Australia - Market Research Report

Copper, Silver, Lead and Zinc Smelting and Refining industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 7.0%

Revenue for the Copper, Silver, Lead and Zinc Smelting and Refining industry is expected to increase at an annualised 7.0% over the five years through 2018-19, to reach $3.3 billion. This solid growth has been due to higher prices for copper, zinc and lead in Australian dollar terms, and despite lower copper production volumes. Industry revenue is expected to increase by 14.1% in the current year, as copper output and prices grow. Industry exports are expected to total $6.8 billion in the current year, substantially above industry revenue for the year. Industry firms often processes metal from for a fee without taking ownership of it. Exports of this processed metal are counted in industry exports. As a result, industry exports can exceed industry re...
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Copper, Silver, Lead and Zinc Smelting and Refining industry outlook (2019-2024)

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Operators in the Copper, Silver, Lead and Zinc Smelting and Refining industry are forecast to face challenging conditions over the next five years. Low pricing growth for some metals, and pricing declines in others, are likely to offset projected higher production volumes. Although Australian dollar metal prices are likely to be mixed over the five years through XXX-XX, they are forecast to generally remain slightly higher compared with those over the previous five years. Overall, industry revenue is forecast to increase at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to reach $X.X billion. This includes an anticipated rise of X.X% in XXX-XX, due to a decline in copper volumes and lower zinc prices. Production trends Copper output is proj...
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Copper, Silver, Lead and Zinc Smelting and Refining industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $3bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 59
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 2,240

Biggest companies in the Copper, Silver, Lead and Zinc Smelting and Refining industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Copper, Silver, Lead and Zinc Smelting and Refining in Australia industry include Sun Metals Holdings Limited, Glencore Holdings Pty Limited, BHP Group Limited and Nyrstar Australia Pty Ltd.

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What is Copper, Silver, Lead and Zinc Smelting and Refining industry?

Industry Definition

Industry firms smelt and refine copper, silver, lead and zinc. Firms in the industry can smelt their own ore concentrate for smelting and refining, or smelt or refine ore from a third party on a contract basis for a fee. Industry firms may also recover these metals from waste or scrap and produce sulphuric acid as a smelting by-product.

Industry Products and Services

  • Copper cathode
  • Refined silver
  • Refined lead
  • Refined zinc
  • Sulphuric acid

Industry Activities

  • Blister copper manufacturing
  • Copper smelting or refining
  • Recovering copper, silver, lead or zinc from scrap or waste materials
  • Electrolytic zinc manufacturing
  • Lead smelting or refining
  • Silver smelting or refining
  • Silver-lead bullion manufacturing
  • Copper wire bar manufacturing
  • Zinc smelting or refining
  • Sulphuric acid (by-product) production

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry firms smelt and refine copper, silver, lead and zinc. Firms in the industry can smelt their own ore concentrate for smelting and refining, or smelt or refine ore from a third party on a contract basis for a fee. Industry firms may also recover these metals from waste or scrap and produce sulphuric acid as a smelting by-product.

Main Activities

  • Blister copper manufacturing
  • Copper smelting or refining
  • Recovering copper, silver, lead or zinc from scrap or waste materials
  • Electrolytic zinc manufacturing
  • Lead smelting or refining
  • Silver smelting or refining
  • Silver-lead bullion manufacturing
  • Copper wire bar manufacturing
  • Zinc smelting or refining
  • Sulphuric acid (by-product) production

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

The price of copper in international markets reflects the balance between supply and demand for the metal. Higher copper prices positively affect the indu...
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World price of copper
US dollars per Australian dollar
Demand from copper ore mining
World price of zinc

Current Performance

International trade changes
Profit and participation
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Price changes
Future industry trends
 Table: Copper, Silver, Lead and Zinc Smelting and Refining in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Copper, Silver, Lead and Zinc Smelting and Refining in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Copper Ore Mining in Australia
Silver, Lead and Zinc Ore Mining in Australia
Copper Tubes and Wire Manufacturing in Australia
Non-Ferrous Metal Casting in Australia
Photographic and Optical Goods Manufacturing in Australia


Key Selling Industries

Copper Ore Mining in Australia
Silver, Lead and Zinc Ore Mining in Australia
Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation in Australia




Products & Services

The Copper, Silver, Lead and Zinc Smelting and Refining industry refines and smelts metal ore concentrates to produce a range of final metals. These final...
Silver, lead and zinc mining companies
Copper product manufacturers
Galvanising industries
Other metal product manufacturers
Other industries

Demand Determinants

The performance of upstream mining companies that require copper, silver, lead and zinc refining services significantly affect demand for the industry's s...
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Major Markets

Silver, lead and zinc mining companies
Copper product manufacturers
Galvanising industries
Other metal product manufacturers
Other industries


 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Copper, Silver, Lead and Zinc Smelting and Refining in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The Copper, Silver, Lead and Zinc Smelting and Refining industry is highly concentrated, with the four largest companies expected to account for 92.7% of ...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Copper, Silver, Lead and Zinc Smelting and Refining in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Copper, Silver, Lead and Zinc Smelting and Refining in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Sun Metals Holdings Limited, a subsidiary of Korea Zinc Company Limited, operates a zinc refinery near Townsville, QLD. The refinery, which opened in 2000...
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Sun Metals

 Table: Sun Metals - financial performance

Glencore

 Table: Glencore - financial performance

BHP

 Table: BHP - financial performance

Nyrstar Australia

 Table: Nyrstar Australia - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Copper, Silver, Lead and Zing Smelting and Refining industry exhibits high capital intensity. Base-metal smelting and refining relies on large-scale i...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Copper, Silver, Lead and Zinc Smelting and Refining in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Copper, Silver, Lead and Zinc Smelting and Refining in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Refined Copper Output (2007-2025)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

BLISTER COPPER

CONCENTRATE

COPPER CATHODE

NAMEPLATE CAPACITY

RESERVE LIFE

SECONDARY RECOVERY

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  • Revenue Forecasts
    Revenue Forecasts
  • Historical and Forecast Growth
    Historical and Forecast Growth
  • Industry Market Size
    Industry Market Size
  • Industry Major Players
    Industry Major Players
  • Profitability Analysis
    Profitability Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
    SWOT Analysis
  • Industry Trends
    Industry Trends
  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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