The Silver, Lead and Zinc Ore Mining industry is expected to generate revenue of $4.97 billion in 2012-13, compared with $6.57 billion in 2007-08 (an annualised fall of 5.4%). The decline reflects a retreat from high zinc prices and, more particularly high lead prices (in both US dollars and Australian dollars) that prevailed in 2007-08. Revenue is expected to ease by 0.3% in 2012-13, as increased output of zinc, lead and silver, combined with higher silver prices, offset lower prices for zinc and lead (in Australian dollars and after adjustment for inflation).
Firms in the industry mine silver, lead or zinc bearing ores.
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.