Australia Mining Logistics Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Australia Mining Logistics Market is segmented by service (Transportation, Warehousing and Inventory Management, and Value-added Service) and type of mineral/metal (Iron Ore, Base Metals, Coal, Gold, and others). The report offers the market size and forecast in value (USD billion) for all the above segments.

Australia Mining Logistics Market Size

Australia Mining Logistics Market  Summary
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Study Period 2018- 2028
Base Year For Estimation 2022
Market Size (2023) USD 9.57 Billion
Market Size (2028) USD 11.67 Billion
CAGR (2023 - 2028) 4.04 %
Market Concentration Low

Major Players

Australia Mining Logistics Market  Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Australia Mining Logistics Market Analysis

The Australia Mining Logistics Market size is expected to grow from USD 9.57 billion in 2023 to USD 11.67 billion by 2028, at a CAGR of 4.04% during the forecast period (2023-2028).

  • The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the country's mining industry, which further affected the mining logistics market. In addition, mining exploration expenditure declined in 2020 because of the pandemic crisis. Now, the industry is recovering and reaching pre-pandemic levels.
  • However, mining has long been a cornerstone of the Australian economy, and the gold rushes were pivotal in the country's early development. Australia is presently amid yet another minerals boom, exhibited by high prices for and record export volumes of mineral commodities, especially iron ore and coal. This follows previous mineral booms in the early 1960s and mid-1980s. The present boom is underpinned by the high demand for primary commodities in the industrializing economies of China and India.
  • The vital link in mining logistics is provided by multimodal logistics, which includes trucks, trains, and ships. A competitive edge could be gained through careful planning, efficient end-to-end logistics solutions, and time and money savings.
  • Despite the pandemic, many gold mines have continued to increase production levels, with Newmont Corporation, Northern Star Resources, and Kirkland Lake Gold as some of the highest gold producers. This uptake in production has increased mining equipment demand and production, improving employment rates within the resources sector.

Australia Mining Logistics Industry Segmentation

Mining logistics is associated with providing services and solutions to enable the smooth transportation of materials from mines, processing plants, and inventories to railways, ports, ships, and finally to the destination markets. Furthermore, the report offers a complete background analysis of the Australian mining logistics market, which includes an assessment of the economy, a market overview, market size estimation for critical segments, emerging trends in the market, market dynamics, and key company profiles.

The Australia Mining Logistics Market is segmented by service (Transportation, Warehousing and Inventory Management, and Value-added Service) and type of mineral/metal (Iron Ore, Base Metals, Coal, Gold, and others). The report offers the market size and forecast in value (USD billion) for all the above segments.

Warehousing and Inventory Management
Value-added Services
Iron Ore
Base Metals

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Australia Mining Logistics Market Trends

Increasing Exports from the Mining Industry

Australian export volumes increased 1.2% year over year in the third quarter of 2022 as key producers continued to bring new supplies online. As per the official stats, exports are anticipated to rise 2.5% in 2022–2023 to 896 million tonnes and 2.7% in 2023–2024 to 920 million tonnes.

Energy costs have decreased from record highs due to reduced concerns about shortages in the Northern Hemisphere over winter. Still, they will likely remain above pre-war levels in 2023 due to some Russian energy supply becoming stranded.

An increase in export revenues is being driven by high energy costs and the strength of the US dollar. Resources and energy export revenues are anticipated to decline to AUD 391 billion (USD 262 billion) in 2023–2024.

As per the Australian Department of Industry, Science and Resources, In 2022–2023, lithium exports are expected to bring in AUD 16 billion (USD 10 billion), ranking as our sixth-largest resource and energy export.

Coal is mined in every state of Australia. The most considerable black coal resources occur mainly in Queensland and New South Wales. About 70% of coal mined in Australia is exported, mainly to eastern Asia. The Port of Newcastle, New South Wales, is the world's largest and most efficient coal-handling operation through its two terminals: Carrington and Kooragang.

Australia is the second-largest gold producer in the world, with more than 65 gold mines currently operating across the island continent.

Australia has 14 of the world's biggest gold mines, 11 of which are in Western Australia. This is the most prolific Australian state for the enterprise, where gold mining stands fourth behind iron ore, crude oil, and liquified natural gas.

Australia Mining Logistics Market : Leading resource and energy commodity exports, In AUD Million, Australia, 2021

Technology Trends and Exploration Expenditure in the Mining Industry

Every industry faces technological advances that are changing operations, developing workers' skills, and improving efficiency. There has never been a better time for companies worldwide to implement digitization. Western Australia's mining sector is one industry that has transformed because of technology.

Automated vehicles, smart sensors, and drones are just a few innovations redefining the sector and moving companies forward. In fact, according to an industrial organization, autonomous haulage has helped improve mining productivity in Western Australia by 20%.

With the introduction of more automation, mining companies will need to consider restructuring their processes and taking on a more hybrid approach to mining. With more demands for sustainability, future mining will likely have a good balance of automation and human workers in different areas. Furthermore, private organizations are investing in mining exploration, which helps improve knowledge about the location, type, quantity, and quality of deposits. A total of AUD 1.10 billion (USD 0.7 billion)was spent on mineral exploration in Australia during the September quarter of 2022.

Australia Mining Logistics Market :  Exploration Expenditure in Mining Industry, Volume in AUD Million, Australia, 2019-2021

Australia Mining Logistics Industry Overview

The Australian mining logistics market is fragmented, with multiple domestic and international players and organized and unorganized small players operating. Several large and small companies in the mining logistics industry provide storage and transport facilities. Some of the major players include Toll Holdings Limited, UC LOGISTICS Australia, CENTURION, Tranz Logistics, and ATG Australian Transit Group.

Australia Mining Logistics Market Leaders

  1. Toll Holdings Limited.

  2. UC LOGISTICS Australia 


  4. Tranz Logistics

  5. ATG Australian Transit Group

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Australia Mining Logistics Market Concentration

Australia Mining Logistics Market News

  • March 2022: After approval from Australia's Foreign Investment Review Board, Rio Tinto has completed the USD 825 million acquisition of the Rincon lithium project in Argentina. In a time of limited supply, Rincon positioned Rio Tinto to meet the double-digit growth in lithium demand over the next ten years by strengthening their battery materials business. As they construct this project to the highest ESG standards, they will collaborate with neighborhood residents, the Province of Salta, and the Government of Argentina.
  • January 2022: Bis signed a multi-year on-road haulage contract for Hunter Valley Operations (HVO) at its Howick-based processing facility. Comprising A-Double and B-Double trailer configurations, loading, and road maintenance equipment, the dedicated fleet will transport material from HVO's preparation plant to its Newdell train load-out facility.

Australia Mining Logistics Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of Study


    1. 2.1 Analysis Methodology

    2. 2.2 Research Phases



    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Technological Snapshot and Digitization

    3. 4.3 Regulations and Standards

    4. 4.4 Industry Value Chain/Supply Chain Analysis

    5. 4.5 Extent of Containerization in Mining Sector

    6. 4.6 Review and Commentary on Safety Standards in Mining Sector

    7. 4.7 Impact of COVID-19 on the Market


    1. 5.1 Market Drivers

    2. 5.2 Market Restraints

    3. 5.3 Market Opportunities

    4. 5.4 Industry Attractiveness- Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 5.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 5.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 5.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 5.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 5.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

  6. 6. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size by Value)

    1. 6.1 Service

      1. 6.1.1 Transportation

      2. 6.1.2 Warehousing and Inventory Management

      3. 6.1.3 Value-added Services

    2. 6.2 Mineral/Metal

      1. 6.2.1 Iron Ore

      2. 6.2.2 Base Metals

      3. 6.2.3 Coal

      4. 6.2.4 Gold

      5. 6.2.5 Others


    1. 7.1 Overview (Market Concentration, Major Players, and Companies' Comparison Analysis)

    2. 7.2 Company Profiles

      1. 7.2.1 Toll Holdings Limited

      2. 7.2.2 UC Logistics Australia

      3. 7.2.3 Centurion

      4. 7.2.4 Tranz Logistics

      5. 7.2.5 ATG Australian Transit Group

      6. 7.2.6 Vale

      7. 7.2.7 Bis Industries

      8. 7.2.8 National Group

      9. 7.2.9 Linfox Pty Ltd

      10. 7.2.10 Kalari

      11. 7.2.11 SCE Australia

      12. 7.2.12 Campbell Transport*

    3. *List Not Exhaustive

  9. 9. APPENDIX

    1. 9.1 Macroeconomic Indicators (GDP Distribution by Activity, Contribution of Transport and Storage Sector to Economy)

    2. 9.2 Key Statistics related to Mining Industry

    3. 9.3 Trade Statistics - Exports and Imports of Mining Products by Product Type and by Country of Destination/Origin

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Australia Mining Logistics Market Research FAQs

The Australia Mining Logistics Market size is expected to reach USD 9.57 billion in 2023 and grow at a CAGR of 4.04% to reach USD 11.67 billion by 2028.

In 2023, the Australia Mining Logistics Market size is expected to reach USD 9.57 billion.

Toll Holdings Limited., UC LOGISTICS Australia, CENTURION, Tranz Logistics and ATG Australian Transit Group are the major companies operating in the Australia Mining Logistics Market.

Australia Mining Logistics Industry Report

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