Contract Mining Services in Australia - Market Research Report

Contract Mining Services industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: -9.1%

The Contract Mining Services industry is expected to return to growth in 2019-20, following an extended downturn caused by the end of the mining boom. Reduced demand for contract services from firms in the Mining division has contributed to a significant decline in industry revenue over the past five years. These services include underground mining, surface mining, and oil and gas extraction. However, an increase in capital expenditure on mining in the current year, in combination with a recovery in key commodity prices, is expected to contribute to industry revenue growth of 8.5% in 2019-20. Industry revenue is expected to decline at an annualised 7.5% over the five years through 2019-20, to $11.0 billion. Following a collapse in prices for iron or...
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Contract Mining Services industry outlook (2019-2024)

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Conditions in the Contract Mining Services industry are forecast to improve over the next five years. Industry revenue is forecast to rise at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to $XX.X billion. Revenue is anticipated to return to growth from XXX-XX onwards as actual capital expenditure on mining begins to increase. When major mining firms invest in new mine expansion and exploration projects, they often outsource their existing production and extraction operations to industry players. Global commodity prices are forecast to modestly increase over the next five years, and demand from iron ore and black coal mining firms is anticipated to return to marginal growth. Major mining companies, which are the primary customers of contrac...
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Contract Mining Services industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $10bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 204
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 23,986

Biggest companies in the Contract Mining Services industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Contract Mining Services in Australia industry include CIMIC Group Limited, Downer EDI Limited, Byrnecut Australia Pty Ltd, Macmahon Holdings Limited and NRW Holdings Limited.

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  • pie_chart Byrnecut Australia Pty Ltd Market Share: x.x%
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What is Contract Mining Services industry?

Industry Definition

Industry firms carry out core stages of a mining operation as third parties on a fee or contract basis. Contract miners supply both machinery and skilled employees to undertake mineral and resource extraction activities at Australian mining sites.

Industry Products and Services

  • Surface contract mining
  • Underground contract mining
  • Oil and gas extraction
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Surface contract mining services
  • Underground contract mining services
  • Oil and gas extraction on a contract basis

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry firms carry out core stages of a mining operation as third parties on a fee or contract basis. Contract miners supply both machinery and skilled employees to undertake mineral and resource extraction activities at Australian mining sites.

Main Activities

  • Surface contract mining services
  • Underground contract mining services
  • Oil and gas extraction on a contract basis

Similar Industries

Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Mining companies are more likely to outsource their core mining activities during periods of expansion and exploration. Rising levels of actual capital ex...
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Actual capital expenditure on mining
US dollars per Australian dollar
Demand from black coal mining
Demand from iron ore mining

Current Performance

Turning point
Major company strategies
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Turning point
 Table: Contract Mining Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

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

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Black Coal Mining in Australia
Brown Coal Mining in Australia
Iron Ore Mining in Australia
Copper Ore Mining in Australia
Gold Ore Mining in Australia


Key Selling Industries

Mining and Industrial Machinery Wholesaling in Australia
Transport Equipment and Large Vehicle Rental in Australia





Products & Services

Contract mining companies provide a range of services to mining operations. Industry players mine black coal, iron ore and other resources from open-cut a...
Coal mining firms
Oil and gas extraction firms
Gold mining firms
Other mining firms


Demand Determinants

Demand for contract mining services depends on expected mine production and shifts in mine-management preferences for outsourcing versus in-house producti...
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Major Markets

Coal mining firms
Oil and gas extraction firms
Gold mining firms
Other mining firms



 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Contract Mining Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The Contract Mining Services industry has moderate market share concentration. In 2019-20, the industry’s four largest players are estimated to account fo...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

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

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

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

Industry Globalization

CIMIC Group Limited, formerly Leighton Holdings Limited, is a publicly listed Australian construction and project development company. CIMIC Group is majo...
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CIMIC Group

 Table: CIMIC Group - financial performance

Downer

 Table: Downer - financial performance

Byrnecut Group

 Table: Byrnecut Group - financial performance

Macmahon Holdings

 Table: Macmahon Holdings - financial performance

NRW Holdings

 Table: NRW Holdings - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The industry displays a high level of capital intensity. In 2019-20, for every dollar spent on wages, an estimated $0.38 is invested in capital. Industry ...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Contract Mining Services 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 Contract Mining Services in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2026)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2026)
Establishments (2007-2026)
Businesses (2007-2026)
Employment (2007-2026)
Exports (2007-2026)
Imports (2007-2026)
Wages (2007-2026)
Domestic Demand (2007-2026)

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

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

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OPEN-CUT MINING

OVERBURDEN

SURFACE MINING

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  • Revenue Forecasts
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  • Historical and Forecast Growth
    Historical and Forecast Growth
  • Industry Market Size
    Industry Market Size
  • Industry Major Players
    Industry Major Players
  • Profitability Analysis
    Profitability Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
    SWOT Analysis
  • Industry Trends
    Industry Trends
  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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