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Australia Mining Report Q4 2011 - Product Image

Australia Mining Report Q4 2011

  • ID: 1882236
  • September 2011
  • Region: Australia
  • 46 Pages
  • Business Monitor International


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

Business Monitor International's (BMI) Australia Mining Report (Q4 2011) provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, mining associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on Australia's mining industry.

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. BMI expects 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.

BMI forecasts 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 READ MORE >


  • 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
Rising Taxes Unlikely To Deter Investment
Table: Recent Tax Increases
Table: H111 Results
Table: Other Developments

Industry Trends and Developments
Table: Largest Expansion Plans
Table: Mining Sector Forecasts - Value & Output, 2008-2015
Coal: Production To Bounce Back Following Floods
Table: Coal Projects
Table: Australia Coal Production, 2008-2015
Nickel: Expansions To Drive Output Growth Table: Main Expansion Plans
Table: Nickel Output, 2008-2015
Uranium: BHP To Drive Rapid Output Growth
Table: Key Projects
Table: Production Forecast, 2008-2015
Bauxite: Weipa Expansion To Drive Output Past 100mntpa in 2014
Table: Main Expansion Plans
Table: Bauxite Production, 2008-2015
Iron Ore: Sector To Recover Quickly From Floods
Table: Key Projects
Table: Iron Ore Production, 2008-2015
Copper: Taxes Will Not Impact Strong Sector Growth
Table: Several Key Copper Expansion Projects
Table: Australia Copper Production, 2008-2015
Zinc: New Projects To Outweigh Century Close
Table: Main Projects
Table: Zinc Production Forecast, 2008-2015

Regulatory Development

Business Environment Analysis
Table: Asia Business Environment Ratings

Competitive Landscape
Table: 2010 Financial Results

Company Profile
BHP Billiton
OZ Minerals
Rio Tinto

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