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Mining in Australia: Market Research Report

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Mining Market Research Report | ANZSIC B | Sep 2016

Bogged down: Increased output has caused prices to decline, hurting division revenue

IBISWorld’s Mining market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Australia has a large supply of mineral, hydrocarbon and non-mineral reserves, which the Mining division extracts, processes and sells. These reserves are often of a high quality and close to the earth's surface, enabling Australia's Mining division to be price-competitive on a global scale. The division is export-oriented, with exports expected to account for over two-thirds of revenue in 2016-17. Division exports are projected to account for around three-quarters of revenue by 2021-22, on the back of a forecast increase in natural gas exports.

The division's performance depends on pricing, the value of the Australian dollar, and global trends in supply and demand for commodities. As new supply takes years to develop, division operations are generally cyclical... purchase to read more

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Although revenue from the Mining division has declined over the past five years, output has increased. Over this time, developing countries such as China and India have industrialised rapidly, driving demand for natural resources and industrial commodities. As global demand surged, many Australian mining companies committed to new projects, resulting in strong increases in capital investment and mining volumes. This investment worked its way down the supply chain, through the exploration and mining services industries, and increased mining output. However, increased supply contributed to large price declines for many division goods over the five years through 2016-17... purchase to read more


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What is the Mining Industry?

The Mining division includes all operations that mainly extract minerals or hydrocarbons (oil and gas), explore for minerals or hydrocarbons, and provide a variety of services to firms engaged in these activities.

Industry Products
Coal miningOil and gas extractionOther metal ore miningIron ore miningNon-metallic mineral mining and quarryingExploration and other mining services
Industry Activities
Coal miningOil and gas extraction and miningMetal ore miningNon-metallic mineral ore miningOther mineral mining and quarryingServices to miningMining exploration servicesContract and mining support services

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