Grant Thornton International Mining Report -- Turning high risk into high potential

The Grant Thornton international mining survey, based on responses from 389 mining executives in Australia, Canada, South Africa and the UK, highlights the difficulties facing mining companies today and illustrates how these issues will impact mining operations in the coming year. More importantly, this report underscores that there are opportunities for mining executives to leverage creative solutions to these challenges. And the report explored mining executives’ thoughts on these trends, finding that, even amid challenges, mining executives remain optimistic about their business prospects. Perhaps part of the reason is the innate optimism of those who choose mining for a career, scouring the earth for chances at outsized returns on investment despite long odds. But it’s also because many miners (54% of those surveyed) expect commodity prices for their flagship assets to rise, which will eventually release pent-up demand for their projects.

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