Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Contract miners provide services that support mining production. Demand for industry services depends on the relative advantages that mining companies derive from outsourcing production, compared with controlling production in-house. Contract miners typically have access to a large pool of machinery and skilled employees that they leverage to win business. The strength of the Mining division is also a crucial factor in industry performance.
Over the past decade, demand for commodities has been strong. During these periods of strong demand, miners (the industry's client base) shift focus to planning new capacity. The core in-house functions undertaken by mining companies include exploration, supply chain management and marketing... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The geographic spread of the industry tends to reflect that of overall mining output, and hence is heavily weighted towards Western Australia and Queensland. Western Australia, with its large share of metallic mineral production, is by far the most important region for contract mining. Queensland and New South Wales have substantial coal and metallic mineral activity, and are growing in importance for contract miners... purchase to read more