Fraser Institute Survey of Mining Companies: 2017

The Fraser Institute, Canada’s leading public policy think-tank, conducts an annual global survey of mining industry executives and managers to rank jurisdictions around the world based on their attractiveness to mining investment.  The survey has become recognised as the go-to global rankings for mining investment.

The results help identify the countries, states, and provinces whose mining policies either attract or repel investors. Participants also offer critical insight into the policy issues that matter most to the global mining industry.

Every year, the Fraser Institute strives to increase the response rate with sufficient data to evaluate more mining jurisdictions worldwide, providing governments with candid, measurable feedback on their mining policy framework.

The Survey of Mining Companies: 2016 ranked the investment climate of 104 jurisdictions around the world based on the opinions of mining executives. Participating companies reported exploration spending of US$2.7 billion in 2016 and US$3.2 billion in 2015.

To participate in this year’s survey, please send your contact information to

Your information will be kept in strict confidence, and will not be shared with anyone outside of the mining survey.  The survey can be completed in less than 15 minutes.

To learn more about this project, please contact Ashley Stedman, policy analyst, at +1 604 688 0221 ext. 563 or

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