Miner setbacks: Weak growth in world gold prices has limited industry growth

Despite gold being a valuable resource and a good store of value, the Gold Ore Mining industry has performed poorly over the past five years. Reduced inflationary expenses around the world have seen the world price of gold increase only slightly in US dollar terms over the period. Low interest rates and quantitative easing significantly limited global and domestic inflation over the past five years. Gold's role as a store of value was therefore diminished, which kept the world price of gold largely static.Weak growth in world gold prices discouraged industry firms from significantly increasing gold ore mining volumes. This has reduced industry output slightly over the past five years, negatively affecting revenue...read more.

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

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Falling output and modest gold price increases in local currency terms has limited industry growth
  • Low gold prices have led to low growth in gold output volumes over the past five years
  • World gold prices are forecast to decline slightly over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The location of gold ore deposits strongly influences the geographic distribution of gold ore mining operations. The historical development of gold mining also plays a role in mine site locations, with heavily developed gold mining regions tending to attract mining firms seeking new reserves. Furthermore, mining companies that focus on alluvial gold mining by dredging rivers and streams are restricted to certain geographic locations.The Waikato region accounts for the highest number of gold ore mining companies in New Zealand. This is due to the major gold mines that have been developed for more than a century, with industry firms continuing to explore and develop new sites in the area. Waikato is also the location of one of OceanaGold Corporation’s major mine sites. Alt...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:

  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Availability of resource
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as World price of gold and US dollars per New Zealand dollar in the Gold Ore Mining industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Gold Ore Mining in New Zealand Industry?

    Industry players extract gold ore using opencast and underground mining techniques. The industry includes firm that use a gold ore beneficiation process, which is carried out prior to final smelting and refining. The industry also includes gold dore bar production (semi-pure gold bullion bar).

    Industry Products
  • Gold dore bars
  • Alluvial gold
  • Gold concentrate
  • Industry Activities
  • Gold ore mining
  • Gold ore dredging
  • Gold ore beneficiation processes
  • Gold dore bar production
  • 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
  • World price of gold
  • US dollars per New Zealand dollar
  • Capital expenditure on mining
  • World GDP

  • Current Performance
  • Gold price influences
  • Small volume declines
  • Mixed revenue and profit
  • Enterprises and employment
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Weaker global pricing
  • Revenue and export changes
  • Forecast employment growth
  • 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
  • Metal and Mineral Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • Non-Ferrous Metal Product Manufacturing in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Engineering Consulting in New Zealand
  • Heavy Machinery and Scaffolding Rental and Hiring in New Zealand
  • Industrial and Mining Machinery Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • Mining Support Services in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • Gold dore bars
  • Alluvial gold
  • Gold concentrate
  • Chart: Gold Ore Mining Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Exports
  • Domestic gold smelting and refining firms
  • 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
    OceanaGold Corporation,
  • Table: OceanaGold Corporation - 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 Production (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Alluvial Gold
  • Gold extracted from rivers and streams, often via a dredging process.
  • Beneficiation
  • Basic processing carried out at the mine site to remove waste product from the ore.
  • 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.
  • Opencast Mines
  • A type of surface excavation mine in the form of an inverted cone. The shape of the mine opening varies with the shape of the mineral deposit. Also known as open-pit or open-cut mining.
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