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Mining Business Confidence Report H1 2015

Mining Business Confidence Report H1 2015


“Mining Business Confidence Report H1 2015” is a new report by Kable that globally analyzes industry opinions on the latest economic and customer issues, and their impact on investment decisions and growth prospects within the mining industry. This report also examines executive opinions with regards to the current and future state of the economy and its effect on the industry. It analyzes the likely effect of supplier price changes, sales performance, and staff headcount within the industry over January–June 2015. In addition, it provides an overview of the key priorities, threats, and opportunities for the global mining industry over January–June 2015. Furthermore, the survey forecasts the changes within the mining equipment market, procurement budget allocations, and leading suppliers in mining equipment categories.

Key Findings

Overall, 41% of mining industry executives state that they are operating in a stable economic environment, while 39% affirm that the current economic conditions are unfavorable

In H1 2015, the highest percentage of mining industry professionals forecast a more positive outlook for company growth

Executives from the Rest of the World anticipate the highest increase in both staff headcount and sales growth during H1 2015

Industry executives indicate increased expenditure on new product development and mergers and acquisitions in H1 2015

The majority of respondents from Europe are keen to purchase outright rather than spend on used equipment or leasing

The highest percentage of mining executives prefer to invest less than US$1 million in long-wall systems

Globally, business executives forecast the budget allocation for mining equipment to increase slightly in 2015–2016, compared to 2014–2015


This report is the result of an extensive survey drawn from Kable’s exclusive panel of leading global mining industry executives. The report analyzes current global economic conditions and their impact on the mining industry, and forecasts the company and industry growth prospects over January–June 2015. It provides information about the impact of customer confidence, supplier prices, and staff headcount likely to affect investment decisions over January–June 2015. Additionally, the report includes trends in the mining equipment market, analysis of the procurement budget allocations, and leading suppliers of mining equipment.

In particular, it provides an in-depth analysis of the following:

Industry executives’ opinions about the current state of the global economy, examining the prevailing economic conditions in various regions

The growth prospects for companies and the industry as a whole, providing industry executives’ expectations on the growth prospects of their company and the industry over January–June 2015

Analyzing mining industry executives’ opinions on changes in customer confidence globally, over January–June 2015

Impact of supplier prices, determining the expected change in supplier prices across various categories and their impact on business confidence, and examines the key factors influencing the change

Change in staff headcount and sales performance, tracking the expected changes in staff headcount and sales among industry executives operating in various regions, over January–June 2015

Investment activities, ascertaining the various investment activities on which industry executives intend to focus over January–June 2015

Business concerns, examining industry executives’ attitudes towards various business concerns, and provides regional analysis

Key priorities and identifying the immediate business priorities of mining industry executives over January–June 2015

Purchase preferences for mining equipment and investment allocations in the mining equipment categories

Total procurement budget split between capital expenditure and operating expenditure, tracking the changes in the budget for 2015, and highlighting expectations for 2016

Reasons To Buy

The report projects the current and future operating conditions of the mining industry, and allows readers to make effective business decisions

The report helps readers make strategic decisions by understanding the present and future economic and customer issues, including key growth regions

Mining industry suppliers will be provided with a clear uncovering of the key challenges and opportunities, and identify the key priorities likely to affect the industry’s growth prospects

The report forecasts the change in supplier prices of various products, which are likely to influence the industry’s growth prospects over January–June 2015

The report helps executives to recognize the change in customer confidence levels in the global mining industry over January–June 2015

The report enables executives to make key decisions by highlighting purchase preferences and investments in mining equipment

The report also helps executives to know the leading suppliers in the mining equipment categories

Methodology and sample size
State of the economy
Growth prospects and customer confidence
Supplier prices and levels of expenditure
Organizational outlook and strategy
Procurement budget and expenditure outlook

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