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New Market Research Report: Australia Mining Report Q1 2014


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2013-12-27 09:58:45 - Fast Market Research recommends "Australia Mining Report Q1 2014" from Business Monitor International, now available

With China's economy on course for a rude slowdown over the coming years, Australia's mining sector is set to suffer the painful spillover effects of a sharp investment slowdown. Already, the mining sector is feeling the crunch of plummeting commodity prices as a string of miners scale back their ambitions and slam the brakes on investment. We forecast Australia's mining sector value to reach US $181bn by 2017, growing at an annual average rate of 4.3% over our forecast period. This contrasts with an average growth rate of 23.3% per annum over the past decade.

Australia has been among the biggest beneficiaries from the China-led commodities boom over the past decade, attracting huge amounts of investment into the minerals space. Driven

by China's voracious appetite for key commodities such as coal and iron ore, the value of Australia's mining industry had increased by more than six-fold from US$24bn in 2003 to US$147bn in 2012. As a result, this has seen the sector's share of GDP rising from 4.5% to 9.6% over the same period. However, we believe the boom years in the mining industry is over. With China's economy on course for a rude slowdown over the coming years, Australia's mining sector is set to suffer the painful spillover effects of a sharp investment slowdown.

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We believe Australia will be the biggest loser from the mineral imports shift in China (see 'Minerals Import Squeeze: Bittersweet Outcomes', July 17). The latter commands a prominent role in Australia's exports of key commodities including coal and iron ore. Already, the mining sector is feeling the crunch of plummeting commodity prices as a string of miners scale back their ambitions and slam the brakes on investment. The rising tide of economic nationalism, declining labour productivity and aggressive minimum wage legislation will compound the challenges in the mining industry, amplifying the downshift in Australia's economy going forward (see 'Tough Times Ahead, What Can Replace The Mining Boom', May 03). We expect the value of Australia's mining sector to reach US$181bn by 2017, growing at an annual average rate of 4.3% over our forecast period. This contrasts with an average growth rate of 23.3% per annum over the past decade.

Despite the fading of the mining boom, Australia will remain a leading player in many segments of the global mining industry given its rich deposits of minerals including iron ore, nickel, bauxite, copper, gold, uranium, diamonds, zinc and coal. Moreover, Australia's mining sector is one of the most business-friendly in the world, with domestic companies and overseas miners operating in the country. We expect Australia to remain a highly attractive destination for foreign investment, despite the introduction of a 30% super profits tax on coal and iron ore miners on July 2012. The proposed tax will not significantly affect the country's mining sector as these concerns are likely to be outweighed by Australia's rich mineral wealth.

Key Players

Given its vast potential and high quality of infrastructure, Australia is home to some of the biggest players in the global mining industry. Multinationals operating in the Australian mining industry include Australian companies BHP Billiton and Newcrest Mining and large overseas miners such as Rio Tinto, Norilsk Nickel and Xstrata. We believe the mining industry is set to witness a wave of consolidation activity over the coming quarters as a growing number of miners come under pressure from weakening mineral prices.

Partial Table of Contents:

BMI Industry View
SWOT
Industry Forecast
- Bauxite: Weipa To Drive Growth, But Risks Lurk
- Table: Australia - Select Bauxite Projects
- Table: Australia - Bauxite Production Forecast
- Coal: Golden Years Are Over
- Table: Australia - Select Coking Coal Projects
- Table: Australia - Select Thermal Coal Projects
- Table: Australia - Coal Production Forecast
- Copper: Cooling Prospects
- Table: Australia - Largest Copper Projects
- Table: Australia - Copper Production Forecast
- Gold: Global Share To Decline
- Table: Australia - Largest Gold Mining Projects
- Table: Australia - Gold Production Forecast
- Iron Ore: Majors Steeled For Expansion
- Table: Australia - Select Iron Ore Projects
- Table: Australia - Iron Ore Production Forecast
- Lead: Century Mine To Drag On Growth
- Table: Australia - Key Lead Projects
- Table: Australia - Lead Production Forecast
- Nickel: Healthy Growth In Place
- Table: Australia - Largest Nickel Projects
- Table: Australia - Nickel Production Forecast
- Tin: Outlook Brightening
- Table: Australia - Tin Production Forecast
- Zinc: Growth To Collapse As Century Mine Ends
- Table: Australia - Largest Zinc Projects
- Table: Australia - Zinc Production Forecast
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
- Table: Asia Mining Risk/Reward Ratings
Market Overview
- Table: Australia - Mining Industry Value & Production Forecasts
Regulatory Development
- Table: Australia - Mineral Taxes
- Table: Australia - Key Legislative Changes
- Table: Asia - Mining Regulatory Scorecard
- Table: Australia - Political Overview
Commodities Forecast
- Commodity Strategy
- Iron Ore: Prices To Head Lower In 2014
- Steel: Reprieve Unlikely To Last
- Aluminium: Weakness Resuming
- Copper: Continued Weakening
- Lead: Modest Secular Uptrend To Remain Intact
- Nickel: Can't Catch A Break
- Tin: Outperformance To Continue
- Zinc: Likely To Hold Up
- Table: Select Commodities - Performance & BMI Forecasts
- Table: BMI Commodities Strategy
Competitive Landscape
- Table: Australian Miners Corporate Bond Issuance (2012)
- Table: Financial Data For Key Mining Firms Listed In Australia
Company Profile
- BHP Billiton - Q1 2014

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