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Tamarack Mining Supply Index: August 2022

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Index Movement
  • Index dipped lower in August but remained above 50, indicating slightly positive growth.

  • Mobile Equipment, Tires, Chemicals, and Fixed Assets all experienced negative growth of at least 5%.

  • Index was propped up by contract mining/mining services category, with Perenti Global (parent of Barminco, Ausdrill, etc.), recording an impressive 36% share price increase.  A major factor driving this was improved margins in underground and surface mining as a result of secured contract rate increases.

  • Persistent global inflation continues to apply upward pressure on the cost of mining inputs.

  • Overseas manufacturing continued to slump in August, driven by China's slowdown caused by "COVID Zero" restrictions.

  • Inflation is having a negative impact on demand for products and services.

  • Fear of a coming global recession are negatively influencing investment and stocks.

  • Freight rates continue to fall month-over-month, but remain above pre-pandemic prices. 


Commodities: updated September 14, 2022

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Cost Tracking Models: August 2022

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