• M&A and capital raising: 2014 trends

    Only $230b capital was raised by the mining and metals industry while M&A activity continued to fall. View more key trends from 2014

  • Productivity in labor: it is only a ceasefire

    While labour productivity programs are important, companies must maintain a focus on talent to minimize risks presented by more enduring trends. Learn more.

  • M&A and capital raising: 3Q 2014

    There are signs of a turnaround in transactions, but the downward trend in deal volumes continues. What are the key trends for the mining and metals industry?

  • Mining & Metals: Capital Confidence Barometer

    Improving economic confidence has set the stage for growth, but optimization remains the focus. What does the confidence barometer look like for the sector?

  • UK Mining Eye Q3 2014

    Iron ore prices took a heavy toll on our Mining Eye index, which lost another 14% over the third quarter. What’s the outlook?

  • Canadian Mining Eye Q3 2014

    While transactions continued, Canadian mining equities suffered in Q3 due to a fall in metal prices across the board, especially gold prices.

  • Renewables in mining: futuristic or realistic?

    With energy access becoming increasingly difficult and expensive in many regions, the role of renewables in mining is part of the solution.

  • Business risks in mining and metals 2014-2015

    Productivity takes the top spot on our business risks radar. What are the greatest challenges for the industry this year and next?

  • Productivity in mining

    Productivity has been declining since 2000, as participants chose production growth and headline revenue during the commodity boom. Reversing this trend will require broad transformation.

Mining & Metals

Mining the opportunities

With a strong but volatile outlook for the sector, the global mining and metals industry is focused on future growth through expanded production, without losing sight of operational efficiency and cost optimization. The sector is also faced with the increased challenges of changing expectations in the maintenance of its social license to operate, skills shortages, effectively executing capital projects and meeting government revenue expectations.

EY’s Global Mining & Metals Center brings together a worldwide team of professionals to help you achieve your potential. Based in Sydney, our team is dedicated to offering industry insight and coordinating a network of more than 2,000 mining and metals professionals in 144 countries, who will develop practical alternatives and provide tailored solutions to the issues you face.

Key issues in today’s mining and metals environment include: