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

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 more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies

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
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Contract mining companies complete key functions of a range of different mining operations. Industry players mine black coal, iron ore and other resources from open-cut and underground mines, and extract oil and gas on behalf of other mining companies. The industry's services are divided based on the proportion of revenue that each segment generates.Surface contract miningTwo techniques, open-cut mining and strip mining, are used to extract resources that are typically found close to the surface. Open-cut mines are structured with benches or steps that slope progressively downwards to the centre of a pit, where resources such as iron ore are extracted. Strip mining is a similar process, where wide trenches are cut to remove resources such as coal or bauxite. As ...purchase to read more.

    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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    What is the Contract Mining Services Industry?

    Companies in the industry 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
  • Surface contract mining
  • Underground contract mining
  • Oil and gas extraction
  • Industry Activities
  • Surface contract mining services
  • Underground contract mining services
  • Oil and gas extraction on a contract basis
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    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

  • 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
    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
    CIMIC Group Limited, Downer EDI Limited,
  • Table: CIMIC Group Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Downer EDI Limited - financial performance

  • 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
    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
  • 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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