Fraser Institute

Fraser Institute's Annual Mining Company Survey

Since 1997, the Fraser Institute has conducted an annual survey of metal mining and exploration companies to assess how minerals endowmnents and public policy factors such as taxation and regulation affect exporation investment.

Their most recent survey was sent to approximately 5,000 exploration, development, and other mining-related companies around the world. The survey, conducted from October 4 to December 23, 2011, represents responses from 802 of those companies. The companies participating in the survey reported exploration spending of US$6.3 billion in 2011 and US$4.5 billion in 2010.

It includes data on 79 jurisdictions across the globe, in every continent except Antarctica, including sub-national jurisdictons in Canada, Australia and the United States. New additions to the survey include Bulgaria, Greenland, Guinea (Conakry), Madagascar, Niger, Romania, and Vietnam.

The survey is a comprehensive examination of the global mining economy and how attractive partiular destinations are for mining investment.

As a partner for our Mining Output and Optimisation Russia & CIS event, Mining IQ is proud to share the Fraser Institute's report with our readers. This has been republished with permission from the Fraser Institute.

About the Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute is an independent Canadian public policy research and educational organization with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal and ties to a global network of more than 85 think-tanks. Its mission is to measure, study, and communicate the impact of competitive markets and government intervention on the welfare of individuals. To protect the Institute’s independence, it does not accept grants from governments or contracts for research.

To learn more about the Fraser Institute, please click here.

Fraser Institute's Annual Mining Company Survey.

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