Mining Equipment Market Outlook
Owing to the initiation of new mining projects and the rise in mining exploration activities in countries such as Canada and the United States, the global mining equipment market is expected to witness a growth of over $40 billion. The transition from under growing to the more economical, open-pit mining can further propel the growth of the mining equipment market. However, mineral extraction and processing have become increasingly difficult. The impact on the fragile environment has become a growing concern among people and governments. Many countries are looking for alternative options to non-renewable resources in order to save them from getting extinct and increasing the cost of raw materials. Also like many other sectors with challenges to future growth, change in the mining sector is being driven by technology, innovations, social demands. The article identifies key factors that can influence the growth of companies in the mining equipment market.
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Allocation of capital
Increasing exploration and production costs have impacted profit margins and made investors reticent to collaborate with new companies. This has increasingly made it difficult for companies to raise the necessary capital to invest in large-scale equipment and expensive mining practices. Though flexible finance has become an easy option for companies and empowered companies to push the barriers of exploration, still lack of access to capital has led to the scrapping of numerous high-profile projects.
The development of autonomous drill equipment, GPS systems, and satellite communications has largely impacted the mining equipment market over the last ten years. Today, the equipment has rig control systems and data analysis capabilities that can provide online information about actual drilling pattern geometries, and volumes. There are technologies available to make continuous, on-line ore mineral analysis. Companies in the mining equipment market need to keep pace with such technologies and make future advancements to maintain a competitive advantage.
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Evolving stakeholder relationships
Companies operating in the mining industry must adopt new approaches to meet increasing demands for local employment opportunities, improved infrastructure, and greater environmental protection. Improvements in government regulations may help ease the process of investment and reduce high royalty rates and uncertain tax rules, thereby increasing the growth of the mining equipment market. But mining companies need to re-establish their credibility in the investor community and build better stakeholder relationships.