Overview

Shaky ground: Despite strong export demand, changes in output and pricing lead to volatility

The Mining market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Division exports continue to grow, and expected to account for over 70% of 2017-18 revenue
  • The industrialisation of countries like China and India has driven demand for natural resources
  • The division is expected to increasingly focus on output and productivity over the next five years

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Australia has a large supply of mineral, hydrocarbon and non-mineral reserves, which the Mining division extracts, processes and sells. These reserves are often high quality and close to the earth's surface, enabling Australia's Mining division to be price-competitive on a global scale. The division is export-oriented, with exports expected to account for over 70% of revenue in 2017-18. Division exports are projected to account for a greater proportion of revenue by 2022-23, due to a forecast increase in natural gas exports. The division's performance depends on pricing, the value of the Australian dollar and global trends in supply and demand for commodities. Division operations are generally cyclical, as new supply takes years to develop...

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    Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Entry barriers for new firms into the Mining division are relatively high. To enter the division, participants need to obtain the right to develop a resource, secure environmental approvals, access capital to fund development and have the expertise to execute plans. The need to market commodities successfully to major export markets is a further barrier. Established miners work to reduce demand risk by securing contracts for supply with major customers in advance of developing projects. Due to these barriers, activity within specific mining industries is dominated by global commodity companies.

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    Additional Insights for the Mining Industry

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

  • Availability of resources
  • Proximity to transport
  • Effective cost controls
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    Industry Products

    What is the Mining Industry?

    The Mining division includes all operations that mainly extract minerals or hydrocarbons (oil and gas), explore for minerals or hydrocarbons, and provide a variety of services to firms engaged in these activities.

    Industry Products
    Coal mining
    Oil and gas extraction
    Other metal ore mining
    Iron ore mining
    Non-metallic mineral mining and quarrying
    Exploration and other mining services
    Industry Activities
    Coal mining
    Oil and gas extraction and mining
    Metal ore mining
    Non-metallic mineral ore mining
    Other mineral mining and quarrying
    Services to mining
    Mining exploration services
    Contract and mining support services

    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
  • World price of iron ore
  • GDP of mainland China
  • US dollars per Australian dollar
  • World price of natural gas
  • World price of steaming coal

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue and profit
  • Investment expansion
  • Productivity challenges
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Operating conditions
  • Gas expansion
  • Low-cost production
  • Table: Mining Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Petroleum Refining and Petroleum Fuel Manufacturing
  • Iron Smelting and Steel Manufacturing
  • Aluminium Smelting
  • Copper, Silver, Lead and Zinc Smelting and Refining
  • Gas Supply
  • Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services
  • Mining
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Wholesale Trade

  • Products & Services
  • Coal mining
  • Iron ore mining
  • Oil and gas extraction
  • Other metal ore mining
  • Exploration and other mining services
  • Non-metallic mineral mining and quarrying
  • Chart: Mining Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Iron ore export markets
  • Black coal export markets
  • Oil and gas export markets
  • Domestic energy industries
  • Metal product manufacturing industries
  • Other export markets
  • Mining division
  • Other domestic industries
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the 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 Mining

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    BHP Billiton LimitedRio Tinto Plc - Rio Tinto Limited
  • Table: BHP Billiton Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Rio Tinto Plc - Rio Tinto Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the 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 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)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Bord-And-Pillar
  • A coal mining method that divides a coal seam into regular blocks to aid in extraction processes.
  • Coking Coal
  • Coking, or metallurgical, coal is a high carbon content used to produce coke for steelmaking.
  • Natural Gas
  • Naturally occurring gases consisting primarily of methane, but also including small amounts of heavier hydrocarbons such as propane and butane.
  • Oil Field
  • An underground or undersea deposit of oil contained within a stable geological formation.
  • Steaming Coal
  • Steaming coal, or thermal coal, is a high energy content burned as fuel in power stations.
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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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