Australia Mining Report Q3 2011

  • ID: 1839950
  • May 2011
  • Region: Australia
  • 75 Pages
  • Business Monitor International
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  • BHP Billiton
  • OZ Minerals
  • Rio Tinto
  • Xstrata
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Australia is a leading player in many segments of the global mining industry. Owing to its substantial deposits, the country possesses an array of minerals including iron ore, nickel, bauxite, copper, gold, silver, uranium, diamonds, zinc and coal. We expect that the value of the mining sector will reach US$124bn by 2015 growing at an annual average rate of 7.8% over the forecast period, from US$87.0bn in 2010. This growth is fairly uneven with 2011 figures relatively low because of flooding at the start of the year, before picking up as a plethora of projects, most notably by Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton and Xstrata, come online.

Iron Ore To Drive Output Growth
We forecast iron ore production output to show the greatest increase in output reaching 630mnt (million tonnes) in 2015 from 438mnt in 2010, marking an average annual growth of 7.6%. As iron ore accounts for the largest proportion of the mining sector's value by output, between 30-40%, this increase will have a significant bearing on the country's mining sector value. This growth will be driven by BHP and Rio Tinto as the former expects to increase output from 164 to 220mntpa in 2014 at its operations in Western Australia, READ MORE >

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  • BHP Billiton
  • OZ Minerals
  • Rio Tinto
  • Xstrata
  • MORE

Executive Summary

SWOT Analysis
Australia Political SWOT
Australia Economic SWOT
Australia Business Environment SWOT

Global Mining Outlook
Elevated Prices Leads To Frontier Mining & Government Regulation
Frontier Mining Facing Infrastructure Concerns
Table: Main Frontier Mining Projects
Reduction in Output Forecasts
Table: Lower Grades At Key Mines
Uranium Demand To Continue Despite Japan Disaster
Table: Uranium Developments
Table: Regulatory Issues
Table: Other Developments
Industry Trends And Developments
Table: Largest Expansion Plans
Table: Mining Sector Forecasts - Value & Output, 2008-2015

Industry Forecast
Bauxite: Weipa Expansion To Drive Output Past 100mntpa in 2014
Table: Main Expansion Plans
Table: Bauxite Production, 2008-2015
Nickel: Output Growth To Average 5.4%
Table: Key Projects
Table: Nickel Output
Lead: Magellan Closure To Restrict Output Growth
Table: Key Projects
Table: Lead Production
Gold: Boddington To Drive Output To 9.5moz
Table: Expansion Plans
Table: Production Forecast, 2008-2015
Iron Ore: Sector To Recover Quickly From Floods
Table: Key Projects
Table: Iron Ore Production, 2008-2015
Coal: Production To Bounce Back Following Floods
Table: Coal Projects
Table: Australia Coal Production, 2008-2015
Uranium: BHP To Drive Rapid Output Growth
Table: Key Projects
Table: Production Forecast, 2008-2015
Zinc: New Projects To Outweigh Century Closure
Table: Main Projects
Table: Production Forecast

Business Environment
Asia Mining Business Environment Ratings
Table: Asia Pacific Mining Risk/Reward Ratings - Q311
Australia: Tops Again Despite Coal Problems, Rosy Outlook Ahead
China: Continues To Do Well As Restructuring Goes On
Indonesia: Proving To Be Asia's 'Next Big Thing'
India: Ratings Improve Slightly, But Could Still Slide
Philippines: Slow Rise Ensures It Remains Rooted, But Great Long-Term Potential
Political Outlook
Domestic Politics
Economic Outlook

Table: Australia - Economic Activity, 2008-2015

Competitive Landscape
Table: 2010 Financial Results

Company Monitor
Rio Tinto
OZ Minerals
BHP Billiton

Commodities Forecasts
Metals Update

Table: Global And Regional Real GDP Growth, 2010-2013 (% change y-o-y)
Table: Selected Exchange Rates, 2010-2013 (average)
Table: Developed States’ GDP Growth, 2010-2013 (% change y-o-y)
Table: Emerging Markets’ GDP Growth, 2010-2013 (% change y-o-y)
Table: Bloomberg Consensus GDP Growth Forecasts, 2011-2012 (% change y-o-y)

Country Snapshot: Australia Demographic Data
Section 1: Population
Table: Demographic Indicators, 2005-2030
Table: Rural/Urban Breakdown, 2005-2012
Section 2: Education And Healthcare
Table: Education, 2002-2005
Table: Vital Statistics, 2005-2030
Section 3: Labour Market And Spending Power
Table: Employment Indicators, 2001-2006
Table: Consumer Expenditure, 2000-2012 (US$)
Table: Average Annual Wages, 2000-2012
Business Environment Ratings Methodology
Table: Mining Business Environment Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Components

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- Rio Tinto
- OZ Minerals
- Xstrata
- BHP Billiton

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