The Australian Phosphate Mining Industry to 2016: Market Profile by BRICdata

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Australia accounted for XX% of the global phosphate rock production in 2010 and XX% of the global phosphate rock reserves. China was the largest phosphate rock producer in the world in 2010, with a production of XX million tons, while Morocco and Western Sahara accounted for the largest phosphate rock reserves. Phosphate rock is primarily used in the production of fertilizers. The Australian phosphate rock production grew at a strong rate due to the growing global demand for fertilizers during the review period, and is projected to continue to recording robust growth rates over the forecast period.

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                            The Australian Phosphate
                            Mining Industry to 2016: Market
                            Profile
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1         Mining Industry Outlook in Australia .................................................................................................. 5
1.1       Mining Industry Market Size and Growth Potential ................................................................................. 5
1.2       Market Share and Production Trend Analysis by Mining Category ......................................................... 6
2         Regulatory Framework ........................................................................................................................ 11
2.1       Regulation of Foreign Investments ........................................................................................................ 11
2.2       Organization Health and Safety (OHS) Standards ................................................................................ 12
2.3       Market Entry Route ................................................................................................................................ 12
3         Phosphate Rock................................................................................................................................... 14
3.1       Overview of Phosphate Rock Mining Sub-Category ............................................................................. 14
3.2       Reserves, Production and Consumption ............................................................................................... 14
3.2.1     Total reserves ........................................................................................................................................ 14
3.2.2     Production .............................................................................................................................................. 15
3.2.3     Consumption.......................................................................................................................................... 19
3.3       Imports and Exports .............................................................................................................................. 20
3.3.1     Phosphate rock imports ......................................................................................................................... 20
3.3.2     Phosphate rock export ........................................................................................................................... 21
3.4       Top Active Projects ................................................................................................................................ 22
3.5       Key Processing Units ............................................................................................................................ 22
3.6       News and Deals..................................................................................................................................... 22
3.7       Competitive Landscape ......................................................................................................................... 23
4         Competitive Landscape and Strategic Insights ............................................................................... 24
4.1       Competitive Landscape: Overview ........................................................................................................ 24
5         Appendix .............................................................................................................................................. 27
5.1       About BRICdata ..................................................................................................................................... 27
5.1.1     Areas of expertise .................................................................................................................................. 27
5.2       Methodology .......................................................................................................................................... 28
5.3       Definitions .............................................................................................................................................. 29
5.4       Disclaimer .............................................................................................................................................. 30




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LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1: Australian Mining Production Volume (Million Tons), 2007–2016 .................................................................................................. 5
Figure 2: Australian Mining Industry Production Volume by Mineral Category (% Share), 2011 and 2016.................................................... 6
Figure 3: Australian Coal Production Volume (Million Tons), 2007–2016 ..................................................................................................... 7
Figure 4: Australian Iron Ore Production Volume (Million Tons), 2007–2016 ............................................................................................... 8
Figure 5: Australian Bauxite Production Volume (Million Tons), 2007–2016................................................................................................. 9
Figure 6: Australian Phosphate Rock Production Volume (Million Tons), 2007–2016................................................................................. 10
Figure 7: Australian Salt Production Volume (Million Tons), 2007–2016 .................................................................................................... 10
Figure 8: Australian Phosphate Rock Production Volume (Thousand Tons), 2007–2011 ........................................................................... 15
Figure 9: Australian Phosphate Rock Production Volume (Thousand Tons), 2012–2016 ........................................................................... 16
Figure 10: Australian Phosphate Rock Production Value (AUD Million), 2007–2011 .................................................................................. 17
Figure 11: Australian Phosphate Rock Production Value (AUD Million), 2012–2016 .................................................................................. 18
Figure 12: Australian Phosphate Rock Consumption Volume (Thousand Tons), 2007–2011 ..................................................................... 19
Figure 13: Australian Phosphate Rock Import Volume (Thousand Tons), 2007–2011 ................................................................................ 20
Figure 14: Australian Phosphate Rock Export Volume (Thousand Tons), 2007–2011................................................................................ 21
Figure 15: Australian Leading Mining Companies – Revenue Comparison (US$ Million), 2007–2011........................................................ 25




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LIST OF TABLES
Table 1: Australian Mining Industry Entry Strategy of Foreign Companies, ................................................................................................ 12
Table 2: Australian Phosphate Rock Production Volume (Thousand Tons), 2007–2011 ............................................................................ 15
Table 3: Australian Phosphate Rock Production Volume (Thousand Tons), 2012–2016 ............................................................................ 16
Table 4: Australian Phosphate Rock Production Value (AUD Million), 2007–2011 ..................................................................................... 17
Table 5: Australian Phosphate Rock Production Value (US$ Million), 2007–2011...................................................................................... 17
Table 6: Australian Phosphate Rock Production Value (AUD Million), 2012–2016 ..................................................................................... 18
Table 7: Australian Phosphate Rock Production Value (US$ Million), 2012–2016...................................................................................... 18
Table 8: Australian Phosphate Rock Consumption Volume (Thousand Tons), 2007–2011 ........................................................................ 19
Table 9: Australian Phosphate Rock Import Volume (Thousand Tons), 2007–2011 ................................................................................... 20
Table 10: Australian Phosphate Rock Export Volume (Thousand Tons), 2007–2011 ................................................................................. 21
Table 11: Australian Leading Mining Companies – Financial Comparison (US$ Million), 2007–2011 ......................................................... 25
Table 12: Exchange Rate (US$–AUD), 2007–2016 ................................................................................................................................... 29




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MINING INDUSTRY OUTLOOK IN AUSTRALIA



1 Mining Industry Outlook in Australia
Australia possesses a large supply of natural resources, and the country‟s sustainable economic model has attracted a
high level of foreign direct investments (FDIs) during the review period (2007–2011). The country contains the world‟s
largest reserves of nickel, silver, zinc and brown coal. In addition, Australia has reserves of bauxite, black coal, copper,
gold, diamond and iron ore that rank within the six largest of their kind in the world. Australia is the world‟s largest
producer of bauxite and alumina, and the third-largest producer of zinc, iron ore and gold. Furthermore, the country is a
net exporter of numerous mineral categories.

Australia‟s political stability and low levels of political interference make the country‟s mining industry one of the most
attractive for investments in the world. Moreover, due to the country‟s geographical proximity to the emerging economies
of China and India, Australia is expected to register increased demand for natural resources from these economies.
Australia recorded strong export and production growth in its key minerals in 2009, despite the adverse impact of the
global economic crisis in the same year. This indicates the strength and sustainable economic model being followed in the
country.

1.1 Mining Industry Market Size and Growth Potential
Australian mining production is expected to record a CAGR of 7.41% over the forecast period
Due to Australia‟s strong mineral exports growth, the country‟s mining production, which includes coal, two major metallic
minerals of iron ore and bauxite and two non-metallic minerals of phosphate rock and salt, grew at a CAGR of 6.91%
during the review period, to reach 994.7 million tons in 2011. The production is also expected to register a CAGR of 7.41%
over the forecast period, to reach a volume of 1.4 billion tons in 2016.
The majority of Australia‟s minerals are exported to developed countries, such as Japan and the EU
								
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