Overview

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

IBISWorld’s Gold Ore Mining market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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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 Products Chapter

The Gold Ore Mining industry mines and processes gold ore to produce only one major product, gold dore bars. These dore bars contain silver and other minerals and are between 80% and 90% pure gold. Gold dore bars are refined by downstream gold refiners into pure gold (99.99% gold). Gold for dore bars is extracted from a variety of sources and processed in different ways to generate final output. Final gold products contain a variety of gold from these sources.

Archaean lode gold dore bars

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Industry Products

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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