Sparks flying: A projected uptick in current year copper prices should lift industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Copper Ore Mining market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry profit has slumped due to lower prices and ore grades and higher operating costs
  • Australia's copper production volumes have increased over the period
  • The Copper Ore mining industry is expected to return to growth over the next five years

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Copper is one of the world's most versatile and useful metals. It conducts heat and electricity and is widely used in electronic devices and electrical wiring. Computers and other digital devices require heat sinks to prevent overheating. These systems commonly use copper to disperse heat into the surrounding air. Australia is one of the world's major copper mining countries, behind Chile, Peru, the United States and China. Chile alone represents about one-third of global copper output.

    An increase in Australia's copper ore production is expected in 2016-17 as the industry's major players increase output in response to stabilising prices. In 2016-17, industry revenue is projected to increase by 3.3% to $6.1 billion. Exports are estimated to account for 93.3%...

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    Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Copper Ore Mining industry has a medium concentration level, with the four largest companies accounting for an estimated 70.4% of industry revenue in 2016-17. Industry concentration has fluctuated over the past five years due to the entry of new firms and mixed market share performance for some major players. The ramp-up of Sandfire Resources' production in 2012-13 pushed industry concentration higher for the year. However, the largest contribution to market share concentration has been the merger of Glencore and Xstrata in 2013 to create Glencore's Australian operations.

    The high concentration level shows that a small number of companies account for a large proportion of industry output and revenue. Thi..

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    Additional Insights for the Copper Ore Mining Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Copper Ore Mining Industry are

  • Availability of resources
  • Downstream ownership links
  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favour of market conditions
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    Industry Products

    What is the Copper Ore Mining Industry?

    Firms in the industry mine copper ore and carry out beneficiation processes. These basic processes convert the copper ore into copper concentrate, which downstream processors then smelt and refine into copper products and copper cathode.

    Industry Products
    Copper concentrate
    Electrowinning copper concentrate
    Copper ore
    Industry Activities
    Copper ore leaching
    Copper ore mining
    Copper ore beneficiation processes
    Electrowinning copper production

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • World price of copper
  • US dollars per Australian dollar
  • Demand from building construction
  • Demand from copper tubes and wire manufacturing
  • Demand from copper, silver, lead and zinc smelting and refining

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue and prices
  • Output growth
  • Export growth
  • Copper uses
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Growing global demand
  • Expanding output
  • Going up
  • Table: Copper Ore Mining Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Copper Ore Mining Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Copper, Silver, Lead and Zinc Smelting and Refining

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Contract Mining Services
  • Mineral Exploration
  • Mining Support Services
  • Petroleum Product Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Copper concentrate
  • Electrowinning copper concentrate
  • Copper ore
  • Chart: Copper Ore Mining Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Chinese copper manufacturers
  • Japanese copper manufacturers
  • Other foreign copper manufacturers
  • Indian copper manufacturers
  • Domestic copper smelters and refiners
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Copper Ore Mining Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Copper Ore Mining

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Copper Ore Mining Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Glencore Holdings Pty LimitedBHP Billiton LimitedOZ Minerals LimitedNewcrest Mining LimitedSandfire Resources NL
  • Table: Glencore Holdings Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: BHP Billiton Limited - financial performance
  • Table: OZ Minerals Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Newcrest Mining Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Sandfire Resources NL - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Copper Ore Mining Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Copper Ore Mining Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Copper Content from Ore (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • Basic processes used to convert copper ore into copper concentrate. These processes include crushing, grinding and flotation.
  • Copper Cathode
  • A pure form of copper that can be used to make copper wire and other copper products.
  • Electrowinning
  • A process used to recover copper by passing an electrical current through a copper bearing solution.
  • Leaching
  • A process used to extract copper from the ore that involves dissolving the ore in sulphuric acid solution to leach out the copper.
  • Solvent Extraction
  • This method involves dissolving the copper contained in ore using sulphuric acid and then processing the resulting liquid to recover both the copper and the acid.
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