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Australian Mining Outlook 2012-2014

  • Published: April 2012
  • Region: Australia
  • 65 Pages
  • Chaotivity


  • Alumina Limited
  • Atlas Iron Limited
  • BHP Billiton
  • Fortescue Metals
  • Iluka Resources
  • Lynas Corporation Limited
  • MORE

Strong emerging market growth in the past decade has led to the commodity super cycle that the global economy is currently in. The urbanization and modernization drive of countries such as India and China have shed the spotlight again on the mining economies and on the cyclical mining companies. A decade of underinvestment in supply combined with the recent boom in commodity demand has led to the historical highs reached by macroeconomic sensitive minerals such as the base metals, iron ore, and coal in early 2011. However, renewed fears of a global economic slowdown in the latter part of 2011 led commodity prices down. As it takes an average of five to eight years to get a mine to full production (from initial drilling stage, to pre-feasibility studies, to construction, to trial, to first commercial production), prices are expected to remain elevated in 2012 compared to historical prices.

In the long run however, it is unlikely that the commodity prices reached in 2011 will again be reached given current economic prospects. Another factor for the unlikelihood of a resumption of peak commodity prices is that supply responds to prices. Mining companies have mulled reopening previously READ MORE >

- Contents
- Economic Outlook And Implications For Australian Mining
- Can China engineer its economy to a ‘soft land' or will a ‘hard landing' play out?
- When will the developed markets recover?
- What Is Mining?
- Industry Overview
- Regulatory Development
- Commodity Forecasts
- Coal
- Iron Ore
- Base Metals
- Companies
- BHP Billiton (Ticker: BHP)
- Rio Tinto (Ticker: RIO)
- Newcrest Mining (Ticker: NCM)
- Fortescue Metals (Ticker: FMG)
- Iluka Resources (Ticker: ILU)
- Alumina Limited (Ticker: AWC)
- Oz Minerals (Ticker: OZL)
- Sims Metal Management (Ticker: SGM)
- Lynas Corporation Limited (Ticker: LYC)
- Atlas Iron Limited (Ticker: AGO)
- Projects
- Overview
- List of Projects
- Contact Information

- BHP Billiton
- Rio Tinto
- Newcrest Mining
- Fortescue Metals
- Iluka Resources
- Alumina Limited
- Oz Minerals
- Sims Metal Management
- Lynas Corporation Limited
- Atlas Iron Limited

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