All that glitters: Rising domestic prices have boosted industry profit margins

Global economic conditions and higher domestic gold prices have boosted revenue for the Gold Ore Mining industry over the five years through 2018-19. Gold ore mining is a well-established industry in Australia and has grown considerably over much of the past decade. Growth has stemmed from price increases in Australian dollar terms, and gold's status as a counter-cyclical commodity, which means that gold is widely viewed as a safe-haven asset during national and global economic uncertainty. Global expectations of higher inflation have kept global gold prices high by historical standards over the period. Gold's status as a safe monetary asset among global investors has also supported the gold price over the past five more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Higher domestic gold prices have boosted revenue and profit over the past five years
  • Gold is widely considered a safe-haven investment during periods of economic uncertainty
  • Falling gold prices over the next five years are forecast to cause some firms to exit the industry
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    New gold mining firms to the industry face substantial entry barriers. These include the capital expenditure necessary to undertake exploration programs and fund mine development. Due to the high costs associated with developing and exploiting gold mines, many firms are publicly listed on the stock market to raise funds from shareholders. This can increase reporting requirements for firms to keep shareholders up-to-date with company developments. Furthermore, long lead times from exploration to mining gold increase risks and entry barriers for small operators. Lower ore quality than expected can increase processing costs and reduce margins, further raising risks and entry barriers for new gold mining companies. However, high ore quality can increase yield and profit margins...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Gold Ore Mining Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Gold Ore Mining 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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    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. Some firms process gold 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

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    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
  • Counter-cyclical asset
  • Revenue and profit changes
  • Gold mining trends
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

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

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

  • 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
    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
    Newmont Australia Holdings Pty Ltd, Newcrest Mining Limited, Gold Fields Limited, Evolution Mining Limited, AngloGold 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

  • 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Gold Ore Mining Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Gold Mine Output (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • 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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