Purchasing Trends and Intentions in African Mining, 2014

Purchasing Trends and Intentions in African Mining, 2014


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Executive Summary

Purchasing Trends and Intentions in African Mining, 2014

Summary

This report analyses purchasing strategies and expectations for future expenditure on plant, equipment, parts and services in the African mining sector. It is based on an extensive survey conducted by GlobalData between July and September 2014, covering 108 mine managers, maintenance managers, procurement managers and other key decision-makers in over 100 operating African mines.

Areas of analysis include-

Current methods for acquiring equipment, with a review of outright purchasing, rental, leasing and other types of financing arrangements.

Future trends in expenditure and expectations for increased or decreased spend in four areas: plant and heavy equipment, equipment parts and components, explosives materials, and maintenance services.

An analysis of future changes to the number of supplier relationships, and whether respondents expect greater or fewer supplier relationships over the next 12 months.

Investigation into the biggest challenges facing buyers and decision makers in sourcing the right products.

Extent to which preferred supplier arrangements are in place and predictions for increased centralization of procurement.

Scope

The report is based on an in-depth survey of 108 buyers and decision-makers across 100 mines in 16 African countries, including South Africa, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Tanzania Zambia and Zimbabwe

Reasons to buy

Compare the methods African miners use to acquire equipment, and how this is expected to change

Plan ahead based on general expectations within the African mining industry for future expenditure, and how this varies by segment, such as mine type, commodity and company size.

Understand how different customer segments in African mining plan to rationalize or extend their supplier networks

Identify the major challenges African miners face when sourcing equipment, and incorporate solutions to these in your sales, marketing and product strategies



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1 Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Current Purchasing preferences

2.1 Purchasing Methods for Heavy Mobile Equipment

2.2 Rental Agreements

3 Future Spending Predictions

3.1 Expected Changes in Expenditure

3.2 Spending Across all Categories to Increase

3.3 Anticipated Changes to the Number of Supplier Relationships

4 Challenges In Sourcing The Right Products

5 Centralisation and Preferred Suppliers

5.1 Changes in Centralisation

5.2 Preferred Supplier Arrangements

5.3 Prevalence of Dominant Single Suppliers

6 Conclusion

7 Appendix I

1.2 List of Figures

Figure 1: Purchasing Methods Used (%), 2014

Figure 2: Other Purchasing Methods in Combination with Outright Purchase (%), 2014

Figure 3: Purchasing Method by Mine Type (%), 2014

Figure 4: Purchasing Method Type by Company Size (%), 2014

Figure 5: Purchasing Method by Geography (%), 2014

Figure 8: Share of Use of Rental Agreements by Company Size (%), 2014

Figure 9: Changes in Expenditure by Category over the Next 12 Months

Figure 10: Increase vs Decrease in Expenditure by Category (%), 2014

Figure 11: Expected Increase in Expenditure by Company Size (%), 2014

Figure 12: Expected Increase in Expenditure by Commodity (%), 2014

Figure 13: Key Commodity Prices, 2010-2014 (Indexed)

Figure 14: Changes in the Number of Supplier Relationships Expected Over the Next 12 Months

Figure 15: Do you Anticipate Switching to a Different Supplier within the Next Five Years?

Figure 16: Expected Increase in Number of Supplier Relationships by Mine Type, 2014

Figure 17: Expected Increase in Number of Supplier Relationships by Commodity, 2014

Figure 18: Biggest Challenges in Sourcing the Right Products, 2014

Figure 19: Biggest Challenges in Sourcing the Right Equipment by Company Size (%), 2014

Figure 20: Changes Expected in Level of Centralization Over Next Two Years, 2014

Figure 21: Expected Increase in Level of Centralization by Company Size, 2014

Figure 22: Preferred Supplier Arrangement, 2014

Figure 23: Preferred Supplier Arrangement, 2014

Figure 24: Preference for Dominant Single Supplier, 2014

Figure 25: Preference for Dominant Single Supplier by Company Size (%), 2014

Figure 24: Use of Dominant Single Supplier by Commodity (%), 2014

Figure 27: Survey Respondents by Country (%), 2014

Figure 28: Survey Respondents by Mine Type (%), 2014

Figure 29: Survey Respondents by Commodity (%), 2014

1.1 List of Tables

Table 1: Expected Change in Use of Purchase Method in Next Two Years (%), 2014

Table 2: Expected Change in Expenditure by Area in Next 12 Months (%), 2014

Table 3: Changes in the Number of Supplier Relationships Expected in Next 12 Months (%), 2014

Table 4: Biggest Challenges in Sourcing the Right Equipment (%), 2014

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