20th Annual Survey of Exploration and Mining Companies

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The Fraser Institute’s 20th annual survey of mining companies has commenced.  Collection of data will continue until Friday November 4th, 2016. 

The data collected will allow the survey team to identify those provinces, states, and countries that pose the greatest barriers to investment in the mining sector, as well as the reasons underlying any significant shifts in the jurisdictional rankings from a year ago.

The report on the findings of last year’s survey, Survey of Mining Companies 2015, can be downloaded here.

AIG members are invited to participate in the 2016 survey.  Greater participation will help to ensure that the results reflect the views of professionals with first-hand knowledge of the mining investment climate in countries around the globe.  Broad involvement in the survey will also increase the number of jurisdictions evaluated, thereby providing more governments with candid and anonymous opinions on their mining policies.

The survey in past years has provided a comparison of the ability of Australian states to compete for exploration and mining investment compared with other mining jurisdictions globally.

The survey can be completed in less than 15 minutes. All information collected through the survey remains confidential.

Executives, managers, and other experts with mining exploration and development companies, and their advisors, are asked to complete the 2016 survey questionnaire with respect to jurisdictions about which they are knowledgeable.

For more information, or to participate in the survey, contact Taylor Jackson, Senior Policy Analyst at the Fraser Institute in Vancouver, Canada.