Gold standard: The low Australian dollar has increased gold prices and industry revenue

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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Gold Ore Mining industry has performed moderately well over the five years through 2016-17, greatly influenced by global economic conditions. Gold ore mining is a well-established industry in Australia and it has undergone growth over much of the past decade. This growth has stemmed from price increases and gold's status as a counter-cyclical commodity, meaning that it is viewed as a safe haven asset during national and global economic uncertainty. As a result, the global financial crisis and the recessionary environment that ensued provided a boost for the industry.

As the value of global financial assets and currencies plummeted due to the global financial crisis, investors across the world turned to gold as a safe monetary asset...

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Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The geographic spread of revenue in the Gold Ore Mining industry reflects the location of the mineral resource. The largest and lowest cost resources are typically exploited first, with the great bulk of Australia's gold production coming from mines in Western Australia. In 2016-17, over two-thirds is derived from mines in the state, which is generated from 45.4% of the industry's gold mining establishments.

New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland are the other major gold producers. There has been some variation in these shares during the past five years, with Western Australia rising in importance due to lower production levels elsewhere. South Australia's share has also increased in the past five years due partly to the start-up of the Prominent Hill mine. Ove..

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What is the Gold Ore Mining Industry?

Companies operating in the industry mine gold-bearing ore. Some firms also carry out gold ore beneficiation processes, which are basic and preliminary processes that occur prior to smelting and refining. This can be done through flotation extraction methods. Some companies dredge for gold or rework tailings for gold.

Industry Products
Archaean lode gold dore bars
Recent lode gold dore bars
Copper-gold dore bars
Iron oxide copper-gold dore bars
Other gold dore bars
Industry Activities
Open-cut and underground gold mining
Gold dore bar production
Gold dredging and mining
Roasting and flotation extraction of gold ore
Reworking of tailings for gold

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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