Overview

Diamonds are not forever: Lower prices for diamonds and gemstones have put firms under pressure

IBISWorld’s Diamond and Gemstone Mining market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$523m
Annual Growth
2013 - 2018
0.1%
Annual Growth
2018 - 2023
Profit
Employment
642
Business
10

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry players export cheaper unsorted diamonds and a limited number of rare coloured diamonds
  • The industry is heavily export-oriented and operators depend on global demand for diamonds
  • The closure of the Argyle mine will significantly impact the industry

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Diamond mining and exports dominate the Diamond and Gemstone Mining industry. Australia is a major global producer of diamonds. Industry players export cheaper unsorted diamonds and a limited number of rare coloured diamonds. Yellow and pink diamonds from the Kimberley region in Western Australia are Australia's most notable coloured diamonds, and sales of these high-end stones contribute disproportionately to industry revenue. In addition to diamonds, the industry includes companies that mine opals, sapphires and other gemstones.

    Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 0.1% over the five years through 2017-18, to $523.3 million. Revenue declined significantly in 2013-14 due to weaker export volumes and a significant drop in diamond prices...

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    Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Diamond and Gemstone Mining industry is in the decline stage of its economic life cycle. Despite expanded production, industry revenue growth has remained subdued due to lower global demand for diamonds and gemstones. Industry revenue is expected to collapse over the next five years due to the closure of the Argyle diamond mine in Western Australia, which makes up the majority of industry activity. Furthermore, industry players will likely continue face strong competition from diamond and gemstone importers.

    Industry value added (IVA) is used to measure an industry's contribution to the overall economy. IVA is forecast to decline at an annualised 18.0% over the 10 years through 2022-23. This represents an underperformance of the overall economy's projected 2.5% a..

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    Additional Insights for the Diamond and Gemstone Mining Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Diamond and Gemstone Mining Industry are

  • Ability to find new resource deposits
  • Access to niche markets
  • Control of distribution arrangements
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from glass wool, stone and non-metallic mineral product manufacturing and Demand from jewellery manufacturing in the Diamond and Gemstone Mining industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Diamond and Gemstone Mining Industry?

    Industry companies mine and quarry non-metallic minerals such as diamonds, opals, sapphires and other gemstones.

    Industry Products
    Gem-quality diamonds
    Unsorted diamonds
    Opals
    Sapphires
    Other gemstones
    Industry Activities
    Diamond mining
    Jade mining
    Opal mining
    Sapphire mining
    Chrysoprase mining
    Kyanite mining
    Other gemstone mining

    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
  • Demand from glass wool, stone and non-metallic mineral product manufacturing
  • Demand from jewellery manufacturing
  • Demand from watch and jewellery retailing
  • GDP of mainland China
  • US dollars per Australian dollar

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue and production
  • Capacity expansion
  • Kimberley Diamonds
  • Downstream uses
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue and production
  • Global demand
  • Table: Diamond and Gemstone Mining Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Diamond and Gemstone Mining Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Glass Wool, Stone and Non-Metallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
  • Jewellery Manufacturing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Contract Mining Services
  • Industrial and Agricultural Chemical Product Wholesaling
  • Mining and Construction Machinery Manufacturing
  • Petroleum Product Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Unsorted diamonds
  • Gem-quality diamonds
  • Other gemstones
  • Opals
  • Sapphires
  • Chart: Diamond and Gemstone Mining Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Overseas manufacturers
  • Overseas processors
  • Domestic manufacturers and processors
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Diamond and Gemstone 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 Diamond and Gemstone Mining

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Diamond and Gemstone Mining Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Rio Tinto Plc - Rio Tinto Limited
  • Table: Rio Tinto Plc - Rio Tinto Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Diamond and Gemstone 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 Diamond and Gemstone Mining Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Cabochon
  • A gem that has been polished but not cut.
  • Carat
  • A measure of weight used for gemstones, equal to 200 milligrams.
  • Chrysoprase
  • A green gemstone that contains traces of nickel. Chrysoprase is also referred to as Australian jade.
  • Fancy Diamonds
  • Rare coloured diamonds, such as deep yellow and brown stones, and unusual colours such as blue, pink and green.
  • Kimberlite
  • A rare rock formation that sometimes contains diamonds.
  • Lamproite
  • A type of diamond-bearing ore that has a large volume of low-quality stones. The Argyle mine is a source of lamproite diamonds.
  • Pipe
  • A geological structure that contains diamond-bearing ore.
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