The Parker Bay Company specializes in providing individualized market research, marketing database development, customer surveys, business planning and related consulting work for companies in the surface/open pit mining, mining equipment industries.
One of the specialties of The Parker Bay Company is a unique database that identifies the location of more than 67,000 large pieces of surface mining equipment in current operation at large surface mines worldwide. It is both mine- and machine-specific, identifying mines that operate large haul trucks, electric mining shovels, hydraulic shovels/excavators, wheel loaders, draglines, crawler and wheel dozers, drills, and motor graders.
Discover the location of over
|Extensive data on over 1,300 active surface mines worldwide and mining equipment valued at more than US $150 billion. This information resource is available to clients through a carefully controlled subscription service with numerous options depending on the level of detail and analysis required.|
8th Consecutive Quarterly Decline (May 15, 2014)
After a full two years in decline, mining equipment shipments are now hovering just slightly above the nadir reached in 2009 following the financial crisis. The first quarter of 2014 had the second fewest deliveries in the past 6 years.
Copper remains the strongest performer among the major mineral classes. For the second consecutive quarter, more equipment went to copper mines than coal; this compared to the last expansion cycle when deliveries to coal mining were nearly two and a half times that of copper. Nonetheless, coal shipments increased slightly after bottoming out in the fourth quarter of last year with less than a fourth as many units as two years prior.
Visit the Surface Mining Equipment Index page for more information on the evolution of mining equipment shipments through Q1 2014.