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National METS Survey 2020
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National METS Survey 2020


As we step into a new decade, it is imperative to create a comprehensive picture of the METS sector across the country. Which is why Austmine once again, and our key partners, are launching a new National METS Survey.

In 2013, Austmine undertook a benchmark National METS Survey that served as a landmark study in demonstrating the contribution of the sector to Australia’s economic prosperity. The findings were used as an advocacy tool to government, putting Australian METS on the map and ensuring that the sector received the recognition it deserves. To further define our understanding of Australia’s METS sector, Austmine also launched a supplementary survey in 2015.

You can find highlights from previous national surveys below:

Austmine is partnering with BHP and METS Ignited to deliver the National METS Survey 2020. We will also be working closely with major METS stakeholders and associations across the country, including Resource Industry Network (RIN), Aboriginal Enterprises in Mining, Energy and Exploration (AEMEE), Greater Whitsunday Alliance (GW3), Global Maintenance Upper Spencer Gulf Group (GMUSG) and the Territory Resources Services Association (TRSA).

The aim of the National METS Survey is to assess the contribution of the METS sector to the Australian economy and to create a comprehensive and definitive picture of its size, scope and key capabilities. It will also uncover information on the operations of METS businesses including innovation drivers, partnerships and collaboration, international market activity, supply chain relationships, current challenges and the impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

The survey report and following analysis will be vital in shaping the future direction and vision for creating a prosperous, sustainable and competitive Australian METS sector by identifying major growth opportunities. As such, the survey will create the foundation for future advocacy of the sector to government bodies, mining organisations and key stakeholders and boost the profile of METS globally.

To ensure we encompass the entire breadth of the sector and get accurate survey results, we are calling out to all Australian METS companies to participate in the survey.

How Can I Become Involved?

The National METS Survey 2020 launched on Tuesday 11th August 2020.

Surveying and interviews are continuing with a close date of Friday 2nd October. Results and analysis will be released towards the end of the year.

It should be noted that not everyone will receive the survey. It will initially be distributed to the key Austmine contact on our database, but we ask that you pass this on if there is someone in your business who is better able to answer the survey questions.

Companies will need to ensure their nominated survey respondent has access to the below information prior to starting the survey:

  • Year that company was established (in Australia)
  • Office locations
  • FY19 annual global revenue
    • If foreign owned, Australian revenue only
    • Percentage of this derived from Mining and Minerals Division or activity
  • Total FTE employees (based in Australia only)
  • Export status, activity and future plans
  • Company ownership statistics
  • Research & development spend FY19
  • General understanding of the company’s state of affairs
    • Competitive advantages
    • Current opportunities and challenges
    • Industries / activities the company may be involved in outside of mining
    • Future plans
  • Impact of COVID-19 on the company, including revenue and employment figures

To show appreciation of your assistance with this undertaking, Austmine will be offering participating companies the chance to enter the draw to win one of five complimentary passes to the Austmine 2021 Conference & Exhibition in Perth.

All participating companies will also receive the final report and analysis directly to their inbox.

Contact Austmine to Participate 
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