The Gold and Other Non-Ferrous Metal Processing industry has been highly volatile over the past five years. The period has been characterised by large swings in industry revenue, reflecting dramatic shifts in US dollar prices for gold and nickel, and Australian dollar volatility. The industry is expected to generate revenue of $20.2 billion in 2014-15 compared with $21.5 billion in 2009-10. This equates to an annualised fall of 1.2% over the five years through 2014-2015. Industry revenue is forecast to increase by 0.6% in 2014-15, bolstered by higher volumes and a small increase in metal prices.
Firms in the industry smelt and refine gold, nickel and tin. They cast these metals into ingots, bars, sheets and other basic shapes. These manufacturing processes are carried out after the ore has undergone a beneficiation process at the mining phase to produce ore concentrate. Some firms in the industry are also involved in smelting, refining and manufacturing other non-ferrous metals, such as bronze, silicon and titanium. Producers may also recover these non-ferrous metals from scrap.
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.