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Ducker Predicts That the Mining Industry’s Slow, Steady Rebound Will Continue

  • Commodity prices have shown improvement over 2015 and early 2016 levels

    • Prices of metals and minerals such as aluminum, copper, iron ore, lead and zinc are up 9% in the first quarter of 2017, as compared with the fourth quarter of 2016

    • Precious metals such as gold, platinum and silver have increased in value by nearly 2% over the same period

  • Mines will not simply return to business as usual as the industry improves, as all are under considerable pressure to significantly increase operating efficiency

  • Technologies that assist in reducing cycle times, increasing precision and reducing staff size requirements will be important investments for mines, moving forward

  • Pent-up demand for new equipment is likely to translate into wins for heavy equipment manufacturers and dealers in coming months

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