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Tracking the trends 2019

The top 10 issues transforming the future of mining

Now in its 11th year, the 2019 Tracking the trends reveals the top 10 trends that should be on every mining company’s agenda. Our global mining professionals once again share insights that miners can leverage in their ongoing pursuit for productivity, capital discipline, strategy development, and sustainable growth.

Solving the value conundrum

Disruption and volatility have become the new constant for the mining sector—grappling with issues like rising stakeholder demands, talent shortages, tarnished reputation, an evolving threat landscape, and dwindling access to key resources such as energy and water. What leading strategies can miners deploy to succeed in this dynamic business environment? 

To thrive into the future, companies must re-envision corporate strategies, boost risk management approaches, and improve relationships with stakeholders, in addition to making rapid strides in digital transformation, expanding capital spend, and fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion. 

Download the report to find out what’s in-store for miners this year.

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Listen to our leaders’ perspectives on 2019 mining trends

Dig Deep Podcast: The Key Mining Trends in 2019

Interview with Andrew Swart

The mining industry is changing faster than ever, resulting in both greater growth potential, as well as more disruption and volatility than in years past.

In this episode of the Dig Deep Podcast, Rob Tyson, Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd. interviews Andrew Swart, Deloitte’s Global Consulting Mining & Metals Leader and briefly discusses the key trends affecting the mining industry in 2019.

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Executive summary 2018

The 2018 edition of Tracking the trends will mark the tenth year of release. Deloitte examines the top 10 trends that should be on mining company’s agenda in 2018.

Over the past decade, commodity prices reached both historic highs and historic lows, mining companies engaged in both significant acquisitions and consolidation, and operational realities shifted irrevocably in the face of a digital revolution. For an industry considered staid, change has been surprisingly constant. However, unlike previous cycles, mining companies appear to have learned from the lessons of the past. In paving new paths for the future, the aim now is to change for the better.

In this tenth anniversary report, Deloitte’s global mining professionals once again share their experiences to help identify strategies mining companies can take to smooth out the recovery and minimize the industry’s historical boom and bust cycle. This year, our professionals also share their “best guess outlook” for the future by identifying potential industry disruptors on the horizon.

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