S&P Global Market Intelligence's proprietary mining research reports provide essential intelligence on the global mining industry. Our analysts turn raw data into valuable insights with analysis of historical and current mining trends as well as forecasts of supply pipelines. Our reports examine the current state and outlook of the mining industry, focusing on data-driven trends in mining exploration, metals production, mining deals, mine economics and capital raising.
Worldwide Mining Exploration Trends
2016 marked the fourth consecutive year of declining mining exploration expenditure, and the industry has slashed its budget on the search for metals to barely one-third of the record high of US$21.5 billion allocated in 2012.
Larger mining players account for 31% of
global exploration budgets
The mining companies with the 20 largest exploration budgets in 2016 allocated a total of US$2.16 billion for exploration during the year, accounting for 31% of the US$6.89 billion worldwide exploration total. Download the full report and find out:
Infographic: Mining in Africa
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