Overview

All that glistens: Revenue is set to fall as gold prices decline over the next five years

IBISWorld’s Gold Ore Mining market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Higher domestic gold prices have driven industry revenue and profit growth
  • Gold is considered a safe haven investment during periods of economic uncertainty
  • More firms are expected to enter the industry due to its potential for high returns

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Gold Ore Mining industry has performed well over the five years through 2017-18, greatly influenced by higher domestic gold prices and global economic conditions. Gold ore mining is a well-established industry in Australia and it has undergone solid 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. Furthermore, global expectations of higher inflation have kept global gold prices high by historical standards.

    A stronger global economy and reduced inflationary fears caused large declines in the world gold price from 2012-13 through 2014-15...

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    Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Gold Ore Mining industry has a medium concentration level, with the four largest companies estimated to account for 45.5% of industry revenue in 2017-18. However, the industry is also includes many small gold mining companies that each only make up a small proportion of revenue. Firms that discover and begin to develop promising ore bodies are typically acquired by larger players, with ownership changes and restructuring being common across the industry.

    Industry concentration has decreased over the past five years, with the four largest firms previously accounting for over 57% of industry revenue in 2012-13. Thi..

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    Additional Insights for the Gold Ore Mining Industry

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

  • Availability of resource
  • Ability to forward sell production when appropriate
  • The age and type of the mine
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Domestic price of gold and Demand from gold and other non-ferrous metal processing in the Gold Ore Mining industry impact industry performance..

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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 Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Domestic price of gold
  • Demand from gold and other non-ferrous metal processing
  • US dollars per Australian dollar
  • World GDP

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue and profit changes
  • Counter-cyclical asset
  • Gold mining trends
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue and profit
  • Production and projects
  • Growing larger
  • Table: Gold Ore Mining Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Gold and Other Non-Ferrous Metal Processing
  • Audio Visual Electronic Equipment Manufacturing
  • Jewellery Manufacturing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Contract Mining Services
  • Mining and Industrial Machinery Wholesaling
  • Pipeline Transport

  • Products & Services
  • Archaean lode gold dore bars
  • Copper-gold dore bars
  • Recent lode gold dore bars
  • Iron oxide copper-gold dore bars
  • Other gold dore bars
  • Chart: Gold Ore Mining Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Domestic gold processors and refiners
  • Export markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Gold 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 Gold Ore Mining

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Newmont Australia Holdings Pty LtdNewcrest Mining LimitedGold Fields LimitedEvolution Mining LimitedAngloGold Ashanti Australia Limited
  • Table: Newmont Australia Holdings Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Newcrest Mining Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Gold Fields Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Evolution Mining Limited - financial performance
  • Table: AngloGold Ashanti Australia Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Gold 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 Gold Ore 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)
  • Gold Mine Output (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Concentrate
  • A fine, powder-like product containing the valuable ore, from which most of the waste matter has been eliminated.
  • Dore Bars
  • Semi-processed gold bars containing approximately 80% to 90% pure gold. These are often made at processing facilities at gold mining sites and transported to refineries for further refining.
  • Heap Leaching
  • A process to extract gold from ore by dissolving it in a weak cyanide solution and then recovering the gold.
  • Open-Cut Mining
  • A type of surface excavation in the form of an inverted cone. The shape of the mine opening varies with the shape of the mineral deposit.
  • Troy Ounce
  • An imperial measure to weigh precious metals, which is still used for gold, platinum and silver. One troy ounce equals just over 31.1 grams.
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