Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Copper, Nickel, Lead and Zinc Mining industry supplies important metals for infrastructure construction and other products. The industry has grown during the past five years, though weakening demand from China is anticipated to constrain revenue. In the five years to 2016, industry revenue is expected to fall due to plummeting prices of these minerals. IBISWorld estimates that industry revenue will stay relatively flat thanks to foreign demand... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The Copper, Nickel, Lead and Zinc Mining industry is highly capital intensive, as indicated by the large share of revenue that typically accrues to depreciation. For every dollar allocated toward labour costs, capital expenses absorb an estimated $0.53. This level has been relatively stable in the past five years, and IBISWorld anticipates that the industry will continue to be capitally intensive in the next five years.
High capital intensity arises from the nature of the mining process, which requires substantial investment in large-scale earth moving and processing equipment, such as electric shovels and conveyors... purchase to read more