What is the mining supply chain?

The mining value chain—which includes everything from extracting raw material to delivering products to customers—is the backbone of the industry. Companies that manage their value chain well can establish a significant source of competitive advantage and value creation.

How much does Australia rely on mining?

Australia’s mining industry has delivered a 10.4 per cent share of the Australian economy in 2019-20, making it the largest economic contributor with a $202 billion GDP, according to The Australian Bureau of Statistics.

What are the major mining industries in Australia?

The biggest mining companies in Australia are:

  • BHP Group.
  • Rio Tinto.
  • Fortescue Metals.
  • Newcrest Mining.
  • South32.
  • Evolution Mining.

Is mining a competitive industry?

Australia’s minerals industry is well into its second century of profitable operation. It had perhaps its period of greatest growth during the last 30 years and reached the level where it has become internationally competitive in the production and marketing of most of the world’s industrially important minerals.

How much do miners earn in Australia 2020?

About the Minerals Council of Australia Australian Bureau of Statistics data show that the mining industry employs 256,000 highly skilled workers across Australia and pays higher wages than any other industry. Median weekly earnings for mining workers were $2,325 in 2020, double the median for all industries ($1,150).

What is Australia the largest producer of?

Australia is among the top five producers of most of the world’s key mineral commodities, being:

  • the world’s leading producer of bauxite, alumina, rutile and tantalum.
  • the second largest producer of uranium, lead, ilmenite, zircon and lithium.
  • the third largest producer of iron ore, and zinc.

Why is Australia so mineral rich?

This mineral wealth was created as a consequence of the large-scale tectonic processes that built Australia from its disparate elements.