Austmine METS Survey 2015
This highlight report is based on the key findings of a survey conducted of the Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) sector in Australia. This is the second major national METS survey of its kind undertaken, with the first survey being completed in 2013. The survey received responses from representatives of 432 METS sector companies, and was conducted online between April and June 2015.
The survey was a follow-up to the 2013 work in order to assess how the sector was tracking in the current climate of the mining downturn. While the survey sought to capture key characteristics of the sector in order to validate some of the 2013 findings, its main focus was to assess the impact of the changing mining market and to take a more in-depth look at key industry drivers including innovation, internationalisation and core competencies.
Austmine managed and coordinated the survey project which has been funded by the Department of Industry and Science. Market research company Colmar Brunton conducted the survey and analysed the findings. Austmine worked closely with a number of State Government Departments on this project which provided input into the survey and helped in its distribution.