Rocky ground: Revenue continues to fall as capital expenditure on mining declines

IBISWorld’s Contract Mining Services 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 Threats & Opportunities

  • Capital expenditure on mining has declined since 2012-13, negatively affecting the industry
  • Firms in the Black Coal Mining industry have remained cautious about entering long-term contracts
  • Demand from iron ore and black coal mining firms is expected to improve, supporting the industry

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Over the first half of the past decade, demand for Australian mineral commodities was strong, particularly from markets in China and other export destinations. During this period of strong demand, mining companies, which make up the industry’s customer base, significantly increased the number of active mining projects in Australia. Increased activity in the Mining division flowed through to higher demand for contract mining services. These services include exploration, supply chain management and commodity processing, among many other parts of the mineral supply process.

    The industry’s performance has significantly declined over the second half of the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to decline at an annualised 5.6% over the five years through 2017-18...

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    What is the Contract Mining Services industry?

    The Contract Mining Services industry is in the mature stage of its economic life cycle. Industry players are heavily reliant on investment and production levels in Australia’s overall Mining division. When production increases, often due to rising commodity prices, mining companies may seek to expand their operations and explore for new resources, and outsource their core operations to contract mining firms.

    Industry value added (IVA) is used to measure an industry’s contribution to the overall economy, which can signify its life cycle stage. However, IVA in isolation is insufficient to demonstrate the life cycle stage of the Contract Mining Services industry. Dem...

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    Additional Insights for the Contract Mining Services Industry

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

  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Successful industrial relations policy
  • Economies of scope
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Actual capital expenditure on mining and US dollars per Australian dollar in the Contract Mining Services industry impact industry performance..

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    Products & Brands

    Major products in this industry
    Surface contract mining
    Underground contract mining
    Oil and gas extraction
    Examples of brands in this Industry
    UGL Limited
    Downer Mining

    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
  • Actual capital expenditure on mining
  • US dollars per Australian dollar
  • Demand from black coal mining
  • Demand from iron ore mining
  • Base metals price index

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Turning point
  • Major company strategies
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Turning point
  • Table: Contract Mining Services Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Black Coal Mining
  • Brown Coal Mining
  • Iron Ore Mining
  • Copper Ore Mining
  • Gold Ore Mining

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Mining and Industrial Machinery Wholesaling
  • Transport Equipment and Large Vehicle Rental

  • Products & Services
  • Surface contract mining
  • Underground contract mining
  • Oil and gas extraction
  • Chart: Contract Mining Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Iron ore mining firms
  • Coal mining firms
  • Oil and gas extraction firms
  • Other mining firms
  • Gold mining firms
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Contract Mining Services 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 Contract Mining Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    CIMIC Group LimitedDowner EDI Limited
  • Table: CIMIC Group Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Downer EDI Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Contract Mining Services 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 Contract Mining Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • A form of surface mining where coal is extracted from the face of a coal seam.
  • Open-Cut Mining
  • A type of surface excavation in the form of an inverted cone. The shape of the mine opening varies with the shape of the mineral deposit.
  • Overburden
  • Soil that covers the mineral resource, which must be removed before the ore or coal can be extracted.
  • Surface Mining
  • Techniques used to extract resources that typically occur close to the surface.
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