NAME OF COLLECTION
Minerals Industry Survey
Assistant Director - Economics
Minerals Council of Australia
PO Box 363
DICKSON ACT 2602
Telephone: Canberra 02 6279 3600
Facsimile: Canberra 02 6279 3699
Web site: <http://www.minerals.org.au>
The Minerals Industry Survey collects information about the financial performance of the minerals industry. In addition, information on overseas exploration, taxation payments, production, rehabilitation expenditure, employment, labour costs, and price movements is provided.
The collection is conducted on behalf of the Council by an independent consultant with expertise in accounting and economic surveys. Data from each company conform to the same basic conceptual standards allowing presentation of an aggregate balance sheet and aggregate profit and loss statement. A 10-year historical summary of data is also provided.
Of the 120 companies included in the survey, the top 30 are completely enumerated and the remainder are sampled. The data are collected via mail-based and internet-based questionnaires.
Additional information included in the survey covers profitability, cash flows, borrowings and various rates of return ratios.
The coverage of the survey related to the year ended 30 June 2001 accounted for:
For the survey for the year ended 30 June 2001, the respondent companies ranged from the largest companies to small exploration ventures. The survey did not capture some of the smaller mining, prospecting and exploration companies, some overseas-controlled companies and a portion of some joint venture operations.
- all Australian alumina, bauxite, diamond, lead, nickel, tin, uranium and zinc production and over 90% of ilmenite, iron ore and rutile production; and
- around 80% of silver and zircon production, over 70% of copper, black coal and gold production and around 50% of aluminium production.
Main data detail
Australia. For the exploration survey only, overseas exploration by respondents is reported.
- aggregate balance sheet;
- aggregate profit and loss statement;
- cash flows;
- distribution of assets by activity;
- government and taxation;
- rehabilitation expenditure;
- employment and labour costs;
- overseas exploration; and
- outlook for the year ahead.
Frequency of data availability
Year ended 30 June.
Data are available from 1977-78 for financial data and from 1994-95 for overseas exploration expenditure. Data going back to 1987-88 for a constant group of major Australian overseas explorers are also available.
Products and services
Example of information available
- Minerals Industry Survey Report (available in hard copy form from the Council or from the Council's web site).
SUMMARY OF KEY STATISTICS PRESENTED
|Total assets at year end|
|Borrowings at year end|
|Operating profit before abnormal items|
|Net capital expenditure (investment) on mining, smelting and refining assets|
|Mining fixed assets|
|Smelting and refining assets|
|Direct employees at year end|
|Contractors considered a substitute for full time employees|
|Rates of return|
|Operating profit before abnormals return on Average shareholders' funds|
|Net profit return on average shareholders' funds|
|Net profit return on average assets employed|
|Gross debt to equity ratio|
|Net expenditure on mining assets|
|Net expenditure on smelting and refining assets|
|Total net expenditure on mining, smelting and refining assets|
|Direct employees at year end|