Mineral Sand Mining in Australia - Market Research Report

Mineral Sand Mining industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 4.6%

Australia is a major mineral sands mining country due to its large natural reserves and extensive mining sites. Most of the Mineral Sand Mining industry's products proceed to downstream smelting and refining companies for processing prior to being exported or used by domestic manufacturers. Titanium dioxide products are mainly sold to pigment manufacturers, while zircon is primarily sold to producers of refractory bricks for use in metal smelting operations. Consequently, industry demand largely derives from these downstream manufacturing markets. Industry production volumes have increased over the past five years, as industry firms have increased output to benefit from higher prices. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 4.6% ov...
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Mineral Sand Mining industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Mineral Sand Mining industry's performance over the next five years will continue to depend on downstream demand from processing industries, mineral sand output, export volumes and product prices. Positive changes in these demand drivers are projected to benefit the industry over the period. Industry revenue is forecast to grow at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to $X.X billion. Higher prices and production volumes, on the back of higher projected domestic demand and export volumes, are anticipated to drive revenue growth over the period. These trends should support profit margin growth, as firms also invest in capital to improve operational efficiencies. Mineral sand output Mineral sands output is forecast to increase ov...
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Mineral Sand Mining industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $3bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 94
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 3,610

Biggest companies in the Mineral Sand Mining industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Mineral Sand Mining in Australia industry include Iluka Resources Limited and Tronox Limited.

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What is Mineral Sand Mining industry?

Industry Definition

Industry firms primarily engage in mining titanium dioxide mineral sands, such as rutile, ilmenite and leucoxene, for titanium dioxide pigment production. Industry firms also mine for zircon sand to produce synthetic rutile.

Industry Products and Services

  • Rutile concentrate
  • Ilmenite concentrate
  • Zircon concentrate
  • Leucoxene concentrate
  • Synthetic rutile
  • Other mineral sands

Industry Activities

  • Ilmenite sand mining
  • Leucoxene sand mining
  • Other mineral sand mining
  • Monazite sand mining
  • Rutile sand mining
  • Synthetic rutile production
  • Zircon sand mining

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry firms primarily engage in mining titanium dioxide mineral sands, such as rutile, ilmenite and leucoxene, for titanium dioxide pigment production. Industry firms also mine for zircon sand to produce synthetic rutile.

Main Activities

  • Ilmenite sand mining
  • Leucoxene sand mining
  • Other mineral sand mining
  • Monazite sand mining
  • Rutile sand mining
  • Synthetic rutile production
  • Zircon sand mining

Similar Industries

Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Mineral sands are a raw material in a range of pigments used in plastic and rubber products, and in paint and other final goods. Therefore, the price of p...
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Domestic price of plastic and rubber products
Demand from polymer product and rubber product manufacturing
Demand from basic inorganic chemical manufacturing
Demand from pulp, paper and paperboard manufacturing

Current Performance

Higher international trade
Structure and employment
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Prices and trade
Enterprises and employment
 Table: Mineral Sand Mining in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Mineral Sand Mining in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing in Australia
Synthetic Resin and Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing in Australia
Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing in Australia
Iron Smelting and Steel Manufacturing in Australia
Gold and Other Non-Ferrous Metal Processing in Australia
Paint and Coatings Manufacturing in Australia

Key Selling Industries

Mineral Exploration in Australia
Contract Mining Services in Australia
Petroleum Product Wholesaling in Australia
Mining and Industrial Machinery Wholesaling in Australia



Products & Services

Companies operating in the Mineral Sand Mining industry produce a range of mineral sands. Many of these, such as rutile, ilmenite, zircon and leucoxene, u...
Other domestic manufacturers
Export markets




Demand Determinants

Price plays a general role in demand for mineral sand due to the generic nature of these products. Downstream demand from domestic and foreign manufacture...
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Major Markets

Other domestic manufacturers
Export markets





 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Mineral Sand Mining in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The Mineral Sand Mining industry is moderately concentrated, with the four largest firms estimated to account for approximately 68% of industry revenue in...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Mineral Sand Mining in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Mineral Sand Mining in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Iluka Resources Limited is one of the world's major producers of mineral sands. The company was formed when RGC Ltd and Westralian Sands Ltd merged in 199...
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Iluka Resources

 Table: Iluka Resources - financial performance

Tronox

 Table: Tronox - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Mineral Sand Mining industry is highly capital intensive. Most of the industry's capital expenses relate to heavy earth-moving equipment, such as dred...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Mineral Sand Mining in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Mineral Sand Mining in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Mineral Sands Output (2007-2025)

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

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

BENEFICIATION

CONCENTRATE

SYNTHETIC RUTILE

TITANIUM DIOXIDE PIGMENT

TITANIUM FEEDSTOCK

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  • Revenue Forecasts
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  • Historical and Forecast Growth
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  • Industry Market Size
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  • Industry Major Players
    Industry Major Players
  • Profitability Analysis
    Profitability Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
    SWOT Analysis
  • Industry Trends
    Industry Trends
  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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