The Australian copper industry is expected to grow by nearly 30% in the next five years to 2016. Australia is one of the world's major copper mining countries, although its output lags behind that of Chile, Peru, the United States and China. Chile alone represents about one-third of global copper mine output. Australia's copper ore production is expected to be just over 1.0 million tons in 2012-13.
Rapid growth in industry revenue over the past five years occurred as booming demand in large emerging nations such as China and India propelled the demand for copper and led to large price rises. Copper mineralization is distributed throughout Australia, but mined from relatively few mines, with the primary producers being the Olympic Dam in South Australia and Mount Isa Mines in Queensland. Other significant copper operations are at Northparkes and Cadia-Ridgeway in New South Wales, Golden Grove in Western Australia, Ernest Henry, Osborne and Mt Gordon in Queensland and Mt Lyell in Tasmania.
The copper industry in Australia is concentrated and is represented by a limited number of large, multinational players offering similar products and services within each segment. In this industry scenario, Taiyou Research analyzes the Copper Industry in Australia. The report covers the following:
An industry definition.
A brief analysis of the Global mining industry.
A brief analysis of the Australian mining industry, including a look at industry statistics, geographical segmentation, regulatory framework and an industry forecast.
An analysis of the Australian copper industry includes an industry statistics, market value and volume analysis, a regional market share analysis, and an analysis of industry trends.
Competition in the industry is analyzed through competitive landscape.
Major players are analyzed through a company profile.
An industry forecast completes this comprehensive coverage of the Australian Copper Industry from Taiyou Research.