Shaky ground: Volatile demand for industry services has constrained revenue growth

The Mining Support Services industry provides specialist maintenance, transport and rehabilitation services to downstream mining operations. Non-exploratory drilling is also included in the industry. Industry firms generally have strong skill bases that enable them to provide a range of specialist mining services that may not be economically viable for mining companies to develop or provide in-house. As a result, industry firms typically provide services to a range of clients across the Mining division.Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 2.8% over the five years through 2017-18, to $10.2 billion. However, demand for industry services has been extremely volatile over the past five more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Demand for industry services has been extremely volatile over the past five years
  • Limited demand and modest competition have forced many smaller firms out of the industry
  • The Mining Support Services industry is anticipated to return to growth in 2020-21
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Mining Support Services industry comprises many highly specialised operators. These operators provide services that contribute to the development, operation and rehabilitation of mining projects. Mining support services include maintenance, transport and rehabilitation activities. Industry firms specialise in providing services that mining firms may not be able to economically perform in-house, such as gas well cementing or water draining. Demand for industry services comes from operators across the Mining division, with demand for support services varying depending on the life cycle stage of a mining operation. In most cases, industry specialists are contracted for projects that have already been through many stages of development. Min...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Mining Support Services Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Mining Support Services are:

  • Economies of scale
  • Economies of scope
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Actual capital expenditure on mining and Demand from black coal mining in the Mining Support Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Mining Support Services Industry?

    Industry firms provide mining support services that are integral to a range of mining processes. These services include maintenance, transport, rehabilitation and shutdown services. Contractors that perform all operations at a mine on behalf of another entity are excluded from the industry. Exploration drilling is excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Maintenance and shutdown services
  • Transport services
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Non-exploration drilling services
  • Industry Activities
  • Concreting and general earthworks
  • Transport and haulage mining services
  • Equipment maintenance services
  • Drainage work, irrigation supply and erosion prevention
  • Environmental rehabilitation services
  • Plant shutdown services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Actual capital expenditure on mining
  • Demand from black coal mining
  • Demand from exploration
  • Demand from oil and gas extraction
  • US dollars per Australian dollar

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue fluctuations
  • Mixed fortunes
  • Gas expansion
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Opportunities and competition
  • Coal seam gas developments and legislation
  • Table: Mining Support Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Mining Support Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Black Coal Mining
  • Oil and Gas Extraction
  • Iron Ore Mining
  • Copper Ore Mining

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Machinery and Scaffolding Rental
  • Mining and Industrial Machinery Wholesaling
  • Transport Equipment and Large Vehicle Rental

  • Products & Services
  • Non-exploration drilling services
  • Maintenance and shutdown services
  • Transport services
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Chart: Mining Support Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Coal mining companies
  • Exploration companies
  • Oil and gas extraction companies
  • Other mining companies
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Mining Support Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Lease expenses
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Mining Support Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Mining Support Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Mining Support Services 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 Mining Support Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Conventional Gas
  • Conventional gas deposits are found in basins and can be accessed using traditional extraction techniques.
  • Hydraulic Fracturing
  • Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, is a process where pressurised water and a mix of chemicals are injected into rocks that hold gas deposits.
  • Open-Cut Mine
  • A type of mine in the shape of an inverted cone.
  • Unconventional Gas Resource
  • Unconventional gas resources such as coal seam gas are found trapped within rocks and minerals or are held in place by water.
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