Battery Material Mining in Australia - Market Research Report

Battery Material Mining industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 6.8%

The Battery Material Mining industry has grown significantly over the past five years, as battery manufacturers have sought to lock in supply while anticipating future growth in demand. Rising demand for electric vehicles has led global automakers to offer a growing range of electric vehicles, particularly in China. The supply of battery materials has become increasingly tight over the past five years, as indicated by significant growth in the prices of lithium and cobalt. Overall, industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 32.6% over the five years through 2018-19, to reach $1.6 billion. This includes an expected decline of 3.1% in 2018-19 due to lower lithium prices. Over the past five years, several new enterprises have entered the ind...
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Battery Material Mining industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Battery Material Mining industry is expected to continue to grow over the next five years, albeit at a slower rate. Industry revenue is expected to rise at an annualised XX.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to $X.X billion. New enterprises are expected to enter the industry, producing battery materials such as vanadium and high-purity alumina. This is expected to cause a significant increase in industry employment. The global market for cobalt is expected to be undersupplied over the second half of the next five years, leading to higher prices and growth in industry profitability. Battery demand outlook Demand for battery materials is expected to rise exponentially over the next five years. Global investment in new battery manufacturing ca...
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Battery Material Mining industry statistics

  • business Number of Businesses: 64
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 2,054

Biggest companies in the Battery Material Mining industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Battery Material Mining in Australia industry include Mineral Resources Limited, Windfield Holdings Pty Ltd, Glencore Operations Australia Pty Limited and Galaxy Resources Limited.

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What is Battery Material Mining industry?

Industry Definition

Industry companies primarily mine the ores required for battery manufacturing. These ores include lithium, cobalt, and other elements. The mining of commodities that are primarily used for products other than batteries, such as nickel, copper, and zinc, is not included in the industry.

Industry Products and Services

  • Lithium
  • Cobalt
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Lithium mining and concentration
  • Cobalt mining and concentration
  • Graphite mining and concentration
  • Vanadium mining and concentration
  • High purity alumina mining and concentration

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry companies primarily mine the ores required for battery manufacturing. These ores include lithium, cobalt, and other elements. The mining of commodities that are primarily used for products other than batteries, such as nickel, copper, and zinc, is not included in the industry.

Main Activities

  • Lithium mining and concentration
  • Cobalt mining and concentration
  • Graphite mining and concentration
  • Vanadium mining and concentration
  • High purity alumina mining and concentration

Similar Industries

Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Almost all global cobalt production occurs as a by-product of mining other commodities, with close to 60% of cobalt produced as a by-product of copper min...
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Demand from copper ore mining
Demand from nickel ore mining
Public concern over environmental issues
Retail petrol prices

Current Performance

Lithium
Cobalt
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

The future of battery technology
Cobalt crunch
Lithium supply chain
 Table: Battery Material Mining in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

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

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

International Consumers






Key Selling Industries

Mineral Exploration in Australia
Mining Support Services in Australia
Mining and Construction Machinery Manufacturing in Australia
Mining and Industrial Machinery Wholesaling in Australia



Products & Services

The industry primarily mines lithium and cobalt, with cobalt typically produced as a by-product of nickel or copper mining. While graphite, vanadium and h...
Ceramics and glass manufacturers
Other markets
Alloy manufacturers



Demand Determinants

Demand for the Battery Material Mining industry is primarily driven by downstream trends in final products like electric vehicles and consumer electronics...
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Major Markets

Ceramics and glass manufacturers
Other markets
Alloy manufacturers




 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Battery Material 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 Battery Material Mining industry is characterised by high market share concentration. The four largest players are estimated to account for over 80% o...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

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

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

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

Industry Globalization

Mineral Resources Limited (MRL) is a publicly listed mining services and processing company based in Australia. The company was founded in 1993 and was li...
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Mineral Resources

 Table: Mineral Resources - financial performance

Windfield Holdings

 Table: Windfield Holdings - financial performance

Glencore Operations Australia

 Table: Glencore Operations Australia - financial performance

Galaxy Resources

 Table: Galaxy Resources - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The industry exhibits a high level of capital intensity, which is typical of mining operations. Large-scale mining requires the use of machinery and equip...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Battery Material 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 Battery Material 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)
Domestic Demand (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

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

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