Brown Coal Mining in Australia - Market Research Report

Brown Coal Mining industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: -9.2%

Brown coal is a product in search of a market. Deposits in Australia are abundant, cheap to access and occur so close to the earth's surface that some industry participants use bulldozers to clear away overburden. As it stands, the Brown Coal Mining industry's activities are limited to supplying the Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation industry. Miners have been unable to develop export markets, as brown coal is too heavy, unstable and low in energy value to make it economically viable to transport overseas. Brown coal also has limited use in other domestic applications. The industry's major players are vertically integrated mine operators and electricity generators that operate power stations located close to their coal mines in Victoria. With essenti...
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Brown Coal Mining industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Brown Coal Mining industry is projected to continue struggling over the next five years. Brown coal electricity generation is projected to become less viable due to the rise of low cost renewable power. Additionally, the two remaining brown coal power stations (Loy Yang and Yallourn) are expected to become increasingly expensive to operate due to rising depreciation costs associated with aging infrastructure. Demand for brown coal in downstream generation markets is forecast to remain subdued over the five-year period, reducing total wages and employment. Investment in new brown coal mines or generators is highly unlikely, due to rising public awareness of environmental issues. Industry revenue is forecast to fall at an annualised X.X% over the f...
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Brown Coal Mining industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $658m
  • business Number of Businesses: 2
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 780

Biggest companies in the Brown Coal Mining industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Brown Coal Mining in Australia industry include AGL Energy Limited and EnergyAustralia Holdings Limited.

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What is Brown Coal Mining industry?

Industry Definition

Industry companies mine brown coal using open-cut mining. Mining operations include coal extraction and any associated processing activities.

Industry Products and Services

  • Brown coal
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Brown coal (lignite) mining
  • Brown coal mine operation
  • Peat cutting

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Industry Definition

Industry companies mine brown coal using open-cut mining. Mining operations include coal extraction and any associated processing activities.

Main Activities

  • Brown coal (lignite) mining
  • Brown coal mine operation
  • Peat cutting

Similar Industries

Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

The price of electricity has a direct effect on brown coal mining, as the industry's primary sole market is the Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation industr...
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Electricity service price
Demand from manufacturing
Demand from fossil fuel electricity generation
Demand from hydro-electricity generation

Current Performance

Industry structure
Environmental regulation
Electricity demand
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Regulatory outlook
 Table: Brown Coal Mining in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Brown Coal Mining in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing in Australia
Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation in Australia





Key Selling Industries

Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services
Petroleum Product Wholesaling in Australia
Mining and Industrial Machinery Wholesaling in Australia




Products & Services

Companies in the Brown Coal Mining industry only mine brown coal. The industry's two firms are vertically integrated operators that use their brown coal o...






Demand Determinants

All of Australia's brown coal is mined by power utilities and used to produce base load electricity. The level of brown coal energy generation therefore a...
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Major Markets








 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Brown Coal Mining in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

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

Market Share Concentration

The industry displays a high market share concentration. Five enterprises operated brown coal mines in Australia over the period, until Alcoa, Alinta Powe...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Brown Coal Mining in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Brown Coal Mining in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

AGL Energy Limited is a publicly listed Australian company that generates and retails energy. The firm is a vertically integrated electricity generator an...
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AGL

 Table: AGL - financial performance

EnergyAustralia

 Table: EnergyAustralia - financial performance

Capital Intensity

High capital intensity characterises the industry. In 2018-19, for every dollar spent as wages, an estimated $0.98 is invested in capital. Depreciation ex...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Brown Coal Mining 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 Brown Coal Mining in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2026)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2026)
Establishments (2007-2026)
Businesses (2007-2026)
Employment (2007-2026)
Exports (2007-2026)
Imports (2007-2026)
Wages (2007-2026)
Domestic Demand (2007-2026)

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, %

BASE LOAD POWER

BROWN COAL

NATIONAL ELECTRICITY MARKET (NEM)

OPEN-CUT MINING

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  • Revenue Forecasts
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  • Historical and Forecast Growth
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  • Industry Market Size
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  • 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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