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Tamarack Mining Supply Index: April 2023
The Tamarack Mining Supply Mining Supply Index dips below 50 for the first time since September 2022.
Industrial suppliers are feeling the pinch of a rocky economic outlook and miners are in a leverage position as demand for mining stays strong compared to other sectors.
Now is a good time for miners to consider leveraging their volume by locking in longer contacts in strategic categories and utilizing group buying as a quick-win strategy for securing price and supply in an uncertain economic market.
Apart from global economic concerns, the mining industry is still a bright spot in the economy with a relentless quest for materials to support an energy transition
Perenti delivered good news to investors via contract extensions in Canada and Australia¹
Wajax announced 2022 fourth quarter and annual results, announcing record revenue, strong results from parts and repair services, robust prices and strong demand²
⁴ Reuters: Shell Recommends Shareholders Reject Climate Activist Resolution
Pressure continues to mount for Brenntag; now facing two activist investor groups demanding the company split its essentials and specialties businesses to improve profitability and address cost efficiencies, activist investors are also now demanding a seat on the board³
Oil and gas companies like Shell are bracing for profit challenges as economic uncertainty is signaling reduced demand
The oil & gas industry is also facing pressure from climate activist shareholders seeking more stringent and rapid emissions cuts by 2030⁴
Economic uncertainty and fear of a slowing economy is taking a toll across categories such as mobile and equipment and fixed asset, categories that have tended to have a robust performance in the Index
Cost Tracking Models: April 2023
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