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 1.06 million tonnes in 2012-13, compared with 863,100 tonnes in 2007-08. The industry is forecast to generate revenue of $8.04 billion in 2012-13, up from $6.84 billion in 2007-08 (yielding annualised growth of 3.3%). Revenue growth in 2012-13 is expected to be 3.3%; both production volumes and, to a lesser extent, Australian dollar copper prices are expected to increase.
Firms in this industry mine copper ore.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.