Digging up: Despite recent declines, division revenue is set to grow over the next five years

IBISWorld’s Mining market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.


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 2016-17. Division exports are projected to account for a greater proportion of revenue by 2021-22, 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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The Mining division has a low degree of concentration, with the top four enterprises accounting for less than 40% of revenue in 2016-17. This has declined in the past five years as BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto lost some market share due to divestments and as other companies expanded production. The division is dominated by a small number of large mining companies, which typically operate globally. Inside of specific mining industries, concentration is often high. However, due to the specialisation of companies within many of these industries, division concentration is medium.

Concentration varies across the individual industries within the division. Exploration industries tend to have low concentration due to low entry barriers and the large number of exploration firms. Con..

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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 Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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