Mining is an extraction process of obtaining coal, minerals, metals and other such materials from the earth. Mining is an important sector of the world economy, which generates employment and provides innumerable resources to other industries. Petroleum, coal, natural gas, and water are the main products extracted during mining, in addition to various substances comprising uranium, diamond, stone, rock, various chemicals, and geologically deposited substances.
The world mining equipment is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 7.9% during 2016 ‐ 2022, to reach over $150 billion by 2022. Major factors that boost the demand of mining equipment are rising demand for metal and mineral commodities and increasing consumption of natural resources, such as coal, diamond, and uranium. Moreover, increasing need for mineral fertilizers to improve agricultural yield supplements the global mining equipment market. Major challenges for the players operating in the market are increasing cost of raw materials and strict government regulations. However, the rising demand for technologically advanced mining equipment, increasing usage of coal for heating and electricity generation and increasing construction of roads and railway tracks through hilly areas present various opportunities for the market growth.
The world mining equipment market is segmented on the basis of equipment type, application, and geography. By equipment type, the market is further categorized into six segments: mineral processing equipment; surface mining equipment; underground mining equipment; mining drills & breakers; crushing, pulverizing, & screening equipment and others. By application, the market is segmented as metal mining, mineral mining, and coal mining. Geographically, the market is classified into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. Asia-Pacific is anticipated to be the largest market of mining equipment during the forecast period. India, China, Australia, and Indonesia are likely to be the main revenue-generating countries in Asia-Pacific. The report also provides a country-wise analysis of the key geographic regions.
Companies profiled in the report are Caterpillar Inc., Komatsu Ltd., Sandvik, Joy Global, Hitachi Co. Ltd., Atlas Copco, AB Volvo, Doosan Group, Metso and Liebherr Group.
The report provides a comprehensive analysis of the current trends and future estimations in the world mining equipment market to identify the potential investment pockets.
The report presents information regarding key drivers, restraints, and opportunities with a detailed impact analysis.
Quantitative analysis of the current trends and forecasts from 2016 to 2022 is provided to showcase the financial competency of the market.
Porter’s Five Force model of the industry and SWOT analysis illustrate the potency of the buyers & suppliers.
Value chain analysis provides a clear understanding of the roles of stakeholders involved.
MINING EQUIPMENT MARKET SEGMENTS
Mineral processing equipment
Surface mining equipment
Underground mining equipment
Mining drills & breakers
Crushing, pulverizing, & screening equipment
Rest of APAC
Middle East & Africa
Hitachi Co. Ltd.
Asia-Pacific has emerged as the largest market for mining equipment. The region is anticipated to continue growing at a notable pace, owing to factors such as increasing demand for coal for the purpose of electricity generation, rising construction of road and railways through hilly areas and others. The demand for technologically advanced mining equipment is relatively lower in developing countries, compared to developed markets, owing to price sensitivity. Mining drills and breakers are anticipated to witness impressive growth in coming years due to their increasing application in metal mining.
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