North America Mining Equipment Market Trends

Statistics for the 2023 & 2024 North America Mining Equipment market trends, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. North America Mining Equipment trend report includes a market forecast to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry trends analysis as a free report PDF download.

Market Trends of North America Mining Equipment Industry

Increasing Demand for Surface Mining Equipment

In surface mining, the equipment deployed is drilling equipment, electric shovels, high wall miners, excavators, dumpers, motor graders, and wheel dozers.

Technological advancements and increasing demand for oil sands, coal, and gas are expected to drive the demand for surface mining equipment. For instance,

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, in 2021, about 577 million short ton of coal was produced in the United States. Surface mines accounted for 63% of the total coal production. They also represent 65% of the total number of mines in the United States.

Significant improvements in equipment efficiency, investments in the sector by OEMs, and the need for sustainable products are expected to positively augment the market's growth during the forecast period. Moreover, companies are further upgrading excavators and electric shoves to meet the current metal exploration demand. For instance,

In January 2022, Liebherr launched the R 9600 hydraulic mining excavator. After research and development, Liebherr brought the latest 600-ton R 9600 mining hydraulic excavator to the public.

In March 2023, Tata Hitachi launched the ZX670H Mining Excavator, which is designed for to toughest jobs at any mining site with ease.

In addition, the growing adoption of such equipment has led to selective mining operations by exploring high-quality materials and creating embankments and stable surfaces. These factors may provide lucrative opportunities for manufacturers, leading them to expand their product portfolios.

Therefore, the abovementioned factors are anticipated to boost the surface mining equipment segment during the forecast period.

North America Mining Equipment Market: United States Total Mine Production, Industrial Minerals (USD Million), 2018 - 2022

Canada to Lead the Market During the Forecast Period

The mining industry's production in Canada is about USD 37.5 billion, which accounts top 5 mineral products such as gold, iron ore, potash, copper, and coal.

Canada holds 4th largest position among the top mining countries in the world. Canada produces over 60 metals and minerals and is among the top 10 producers of numerous metals and minerals globally. The country is the world's largest producer of potash, the second-largest producer of uranium, and the third-largest producer of diamonds. It is the world's fourth- and fifth-largest producer of primary aluminum and nickel, respectively.

Gold, iron ore, coal, copper, and potash were Canada's top five mineral products by value, it accounted for over two-thirds of the total value of mineral output. Canada is expected to remain a premier mining destination due to strong capital markets, vast mineral reserves, stable political and economic environment. This growth provides new opportunities for U.S. companies to enter Canada.

Moreover, Canada has rich deposits of many minerals and metals, such as nickel, copper, cobalt, and platinum, which are important for renewable energy technologies. With minerals and metals playing an important role in low-carbon technologies, the demand will increase due to their use in the development of EVs and batteries.

In September 2022, Canada and France announced a Canada-France Bilateral Dialogue on Critical Minerals, which are an important variety of products, from electric vehicles to semiconductors, wind turbines to batteries, as an objective to promote global environmental, social, and governmental standards.

Such factors and statistics indicate a huge opportunity for the mining equipment market in Canada.

North America Mining Equipment Market: North America Silver Mine Production by Source Metal in 2022, (Million Ounces)

North America Mining Equipment Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)