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.
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|Extensive data on over 1,400 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.|
Mining Equipment Shipments at 9-Year Low (August 20, 2014)
Equipment deliveries to surface mining in Q2 were down 20% over Q1 and approximately two-thirds from the peak quarterly shipments level achieved in 1Q 2012. The market has now fallen below the lowest point of the 2009 contraction to levels not seen since the the start of 2005 when the industry was in the early stages of a 5-year growth cycle.
Given the severity of the current contraction, Parker Bay considers the 2Q shipments levels as a bottom for the equipment markets globally. However, several factors point to continued low levels of equipment deliveries including: ongoing weakness in demand for some minerals; reduced pricing for many others; greatly reduced capital expenditure plans for many major mining companies; and substantial numbers of equipment currently idled and for sale.
Visit the Surface Mining Equipment Index page for more information on the evolution of mining equipment shipments through Q2 2014.