New Market Report: Base Metals Mining in Australia to 2020

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Fri Dec 04 2015

Australia had globally the highest reserves of lead at 35 million tonnes (Mt), nickel at 19Mt and zinc at 62Mt as of January 2015, while it had globally the second highest reserves of copper at 93Mt. Copper, lead, nickel and zinc mine (or metal content in the ore) production was 948,000 tonnes (t), 733,000t, 263,000t and 1.5Mt respectively in 2014.

Report Highlights

* Australian domestic copper and lead metal consumption was 137,393t and 21,600t respectively in 2014. China is the major export market for Australian base metals.
* Australia was the sixth-largest copper mine producer in 2014, after Chile, China, Peru, the US and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with copper mine or metal content in the ore production of 948,000 tonnes (t) that year; down by 5% over 2013 mainly due to reduced demand from China.
* The majority of Australia's nickel is sourced from sulfide ores such as the Lake Johnston and Black Swan mines, which normally accounts for two-thirds of total production while the remainder comes from laterite ore.

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Report Scope

The report contains an overview of the Australian copper, lead, nickel and zinc mining industry together with the key factors affecting the industry and demand for the commodities.

It also provides information about reserves, the historic and forecast data on Australian base metals (copper, lead, nickel and zinc) production, production by state and territory, historic and forecast data on domestic consumption and trade, the competitive landscape and active, exploration and development base metal projects.

Reasons to Get this Report

Gain an understanding of the Australian base metals (copper, lead, nickel and zinc) mining industry, its reserves, historic and forecast production, base metal prices, historic and forecast metal consumption and ores and concentrates trade, demand drivers, active, exploration and development projects, the competitive landscape and the country's fiscal regime.

Companies Mentioned in this Report: Glencore Plc, Western Areas Ltd, MMG Ltd, Panoramic Resources Ltd"

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