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Infrastructure and Mining

BIS Shrapnel is highly regarded for its research and forecasting in the infrastructure construction, transport, maintenance, mining, utilities and related sectors.

Mining in Australia 2015 – 2030

Report Published: November 2015

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Contact: Adrian Hart

+61 2 8458 4233

MID YEAR UPDATED FORECASTS NOW AVAILABLE! 

It has been a tough year. Low demand, reduced prices and oversupply across most commodities is currently driving a brutal downturn in mining investment in Australia, which still has several years to run. New resources developments will be scarce initially although significant opportunities to slash costs have been identified in operations, production and maintenance. Meanwhile the timing of new mining investment cycles will continue to vary by commodity and region. 

 
Mining in Australia is the only source of consistent market information and forecasts for mineral commodity markets and activities undertaken at each stage of the mine life cycle (from exploration, to investment/construction, to mining operations/contract mining and asset maintenance), by mineral commodity along with mining construction cost pressure outlooks.

Commodities include: oil and gas, coal, iron ore, copper, gold, silver-lead-zinc, mineral sands, other metal ores (nickel, uranium and bauxite), and other mining (construction materials quarrying, diamonds and salt).

MINING IN AUSTRALIA 2015 – 2030 REPORT VOLUMES:

Overview of Mining in Australia

A powerful and concise overview of the entire mining sector, covering market size, composition and outlook by commodity for all activities in the mine life cycle, from exploration through to investment, production and maintenance. Available to full report subscribers only.

1. Global Commodity Market Overview
We provide data and forecasts of global demand, supply and prices for each commodity. We cover the outlook for world economic growth by region, industrial production, global mineral production, consumption, stocks and commodity prices... with discussion of the implications for the outlook.

2. 
Mining Exploration in Australia
We provide historical data and forecasts for mining and petroleum exploration by commodity and state, along with a written rationale of the key drivers and the outlook.

3. Mining Investment/Construction in Australia
We provide historical data and thoroughly researched ‘bottom up’ forecasts for fixed capital investment by mineral commodity, split into buildings and structures v plant and equipment, based on our extensive major project lists and macroeconomic outlook. Supplemented with detailed Mining Project Lists (refer below for detail).

4. & 5. 
Mining Operations and Contracting in Australia
These volumes contain data and forecasts by commodity for mining activities undertaken by both contractors and owner operators, including production volumes by state and the value of contract mining, by mineral commodity. This is a unique volume servicing the contract mining industry in Australia. Supplemented with Contract Mining Database (refer below for detail).

6. Mining Maintenance in Australia - Expanded in-depth primary research for 2015ed
This volume contains data, forecasts and commentary on maintenance activities in the mining sector, by mineral commodity, by who performs the work (in-house v contractor splits), by type of contract and activity. This year we are conducting NEW 'Deep Dive' interview surveys across mining companies (with GM's, Middle Managers, Superintendents) on their Mining Contract Maintenance requirements across iron ore, coal and oil and gas. The research aims to better understand the outlook for maintenance spend,  breakdown by type of asset, type of maintenance activity, when major contracts are likely to be coming up, how maintenance contracts are being engaged/bundled and what panels to be on - to be more likely to win future work.

7. Mine Development Costs
This volume provides detailed analysis of the cost pressures expected within the mining industry, ranging from materials and wages to labour productivity.

MINING IN AUSTRALIA 2015 – 2030 REPORT FEATURES:

Detailed Industry Databases and Thoroughly Researched Forecasts
This report compiles comprehensive historical data and annual forecasts for the next five years (to 2020) followed by two five-year averages (to 2030) covering mining-related activity, broken down:

  • By type of activity:
    - investment (including construction, plant and equipment, and exploration)
    - mining operations (including production and value of contract mining)
    - maintenance (including owner and contractor splits)
  • By mineral commodity
  • By in-house/owner-operator versus contract work

These forecasts derive from our long established and respected forecasting methodologies.

Commentary on Market Developments and Outlook
The forecasts are backed up by extensive written rationale covering all of the major influences on levels of activity, in each activity category and mineral sector.

Mining Major Project Lists
Mining projects over $100m by sponsor, mine type, status, capacity, expected commencement, project size, and EC work - year by year for the next 5 years.

Contract Mining Database
Searchable database by contractor, mine type, resource, type of service, value, start/end date.

Update - May 2016
As part of the Mining in Australia full subscription service, BIS Shrapnel also offers a half-year forecast update which covers mining investment and production. These updates will be produced in Excel format and will be available from May 2016.

SUBSCRIPTION OPTIONS
Organisations can choose to subscribe either to the full report or:

  • Specific Report Chapters - global commodity market overview; exploration and investment; operations and contract mining; maintenance; and mine development costs or
  • Individual Commodity Market Outlooks as per below,which provide a full range of information from all volumes for that commodity.

COMMODITY MARKET OUTLOOKS

BIS Shrapnel can also supply information and forecasts across all Mining in Australia report volumes for specific commodities. Each Commodity Market Outlook is self contained and includes data and forecasts for global demand, supply, and prices, and the outlook in Australia for exploration, investment, production and maintenance for that commodity as well as supporting information and project lists. Individual outlooks are available for iron ore, coal, oil and gas.

Please download the Mining in Australia 2015 – 2030 brochure on this page for more details, and various pricing options.

*Please note all prices include GST.

 

UPDATE, MAY 2016 - 2015 EDITION

Adobe PDF & Excel document files for download by subscribers.

MINING IN AUSTRALIA_UPDATE MAY 2016 (pdf, 1.01 MB)

MINING OVERVIEW_UPDATE (xls, 128 KB)

REPORT – 2015 EDITION

Adobe PDF document files for download by subscribers.

FULL REPORT: MINING IN AUSTRALIA 2015 – 2030 (pdf, 4.66 MB)

OVERVIEW (pdf, 670 KB)

CH.1 - COMMODITY MARKET OUTLOOK (pdf, 641 KB)

CH.2 - EXPLORATION (pdf, 478 KB)

CH.3 - INVESTMENT (pdf, 493 KB)

CH.4 - PRODUCTION (pdf, 464 KB)

CH.5 - CONTRACT MINING (pdf, 473 KB)

CH.6 - MAINTENANCE (pdf, 698 KB)

CH.7 - MINE DEVELOPMENT COSTS (pdf, 522 KB)

EXCEL DATABASE – 2015 EDITION

Excel document files for download by subscribers.

OVERVIEW.XLS (xls, 128 KB)

CH.1 - COMMODITY MARKET OUTLOOK (xls, 200 KB)

CH.2 - EXPLORATION (xls, 155 KB)

CH.3 - INVESTMENT (xls, 253 KB)

CH.4 - PRODUCTION (xls, 196 KB)

CH.5 - CONTRACT MINING (xls, 124 KB)

CH.6 - MINING MAINTENANCE (xls, 274 KB)

CH.7 - MINE DEVELOPMENT COSTS (xls, 176 KB)

MINING INVESTMENT PROJECT LISTS (xls, 102 KB)

MINING CONTRACTORS DATABASE (xls, 40 KB)

CHARTS – 2015 EDITION

PowerPoint document files for download by subscribers.

2015 POWERPOINT CHARTS (ppt, 2.77 MB)