Australian Mining Industry Outlook – Market Opportunities and Entry Strategies, Analyses and Forecasts to 2016

Australian Mining Industry Outlook – Market Opportunities and Entry Strategies, Analyses and Forecasts to 2016

Executive Summary

Australia is one of the leading producers of several minerals within the global mining industry. Australia possesses substantial deposits of a variety of minerals, including iron ore, nickel, bauxite, copper, gold, silver, uranium, diamonds, zinc and coal. BRICdata expects that the volume of minerals produced from the Australian mining industry will increase from 994.7 million tons in 2011 to 1.4 billion tons in 2016, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.41% over the forecast period (2012–2016). This growth will be influenced by the relatively low value of mining in 2011, since flooding in the country postponed mining activities. However, the growth in mining production volume will also benefit from the completion of new mining projects across the country, most notably projects by Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton and Xstrata

Key highlights of this title

  • Australia’s iron ore production output is expected to record the robust growth rate, at a CAGR of 8.96% over the forecast period, with the country’s iron ore production increasing from 465 million in 2011 to 706.9 million tons in 2016.
  • Australia’s coal production output is expected to record average annual growth rates of 6.5% over the forecast period, from 405mtpa in 2011 to 561mtpa in 2016. The BRICdata forecast for coal production in Australia was revised down from 425mtpa to 405mtpa in 2011, due to the effects of flooding which postponed mining production in Queensland at the start of the year.
  • The proposed 40% tax on mining company profits has not significantly affected investments in the Australian mining industry, since several new coal and iron ore mining projects were announced in the country after the tax was first proposed.
  • Due to its strong growth potential and high-quality infrastructure, Australia contains some of the leading companies within the global mining industry. The multinationals operating in the Australian mining industry include Australian companies, such as BHP Billiton and Newcrest Mining, and large foreign mining companies, such as Rio Tinto, Norilsk Nickel and Xstrata.


  • This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the Australian mining industry
  • It provides historical values for the Australian mining industry for the report’s 2007–2011 review period and forecast figures for the 2012–2016 forecast period
  • It offers a detailed analysis of production, consumption, imports and exports of key minerals in terms of volume as well as value
  • It details the regulatory framework for the mining industry in Australia
  • It covers an exhaustive summary on key trends, drivers and issues affecting the mining industry
  • Using Porter’s industry-standard “Five Forces” analysis, it details the competitive landscape in mining industry of Australia
  • The scope of this report is primarily confined to coal, two major metallic (iron ore and silver) and two non-metallic minerals (fluorspar and salt) which constitute a major part of the country’s total mining industry.

Reasons to Purchase

  • Gain insights into the Australian mining industry – the economy shaping the global mining industry
  • Identify the key market trends, opportunities and challenges
  • Assess industry structure and competitive landscape for key minerals, enabling the formulation of effective market-entry strategies
  • Assess the growth opportunities and industry dynamics by knowing production, consumption, imports and exports figures for key minerals both in terms of volume and value
  • Analyze the regulatory environment governing the mining industry, enabling to identify the options available to enter the market by analyzing the business environment

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