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COVID-19 impact on Mining

The COVID-19 outbreak has now spread around the world, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. The pandemic has already changed how we work and how we live our lives. Many of these changes will have long-term implications. Companies in every sector, including mining, will need to adopt new technologies and new ways of work as they adapt to these new realities.

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Deal trends in the Mining sector during COVID-19

Mining Technology’s COVID-19 deal tracker monitors deals that took place across the Mining sector during the pandemic.

Deals trends in the Mining Sector: Q1 2020 – Q3 2021

1 Licensing Agreement

Total Value US$m: NA
YOY Change: -

5,098 Equity Offering

Total Value US$m: 66,986.2
YOY Change: 1.8%

1,828 Asset Transaction

Total Value US$m: 24,599.1
YOY Change: 46.7%

1,234 Acquisition

Total Value US$m: 153,126
YOY Change: 16.7%

457 Debt Offering

Total Value US$m: 202,144.8
YOY Change: -46.8%

128 Private Equity

Total Value US$m: 14,194.6
YOY Change: 51.7%

126 Partnership

Total Value US$m: 33.5
YOY Change: -

87 Venture Financing

Total Value US$m: 489.2
YOY Change: 830.0%

39 Merger

Total Value US$m: 20,155.1
YOY Change: 301.0%

Innovation in the Mining sector during COVID-19

To best track innovation in response to COVID-19’s impact on the Mining sector, Mining Technology tracks the patent applications, as well as the patent applicants throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Number of patents in the Mining sector: 2018 – 2021

The COVID-19 patents tracker in the Mining sector monitors the patent applications pre- and post-outbreak.

Note: Application counts are based on publications. Patent applications which are not published yet are not considered for analysis. Publication may take up to 18 months from the application of patents.

Top Patent Applicants in the Mining sector: Pre-COVID-19 (Filing Year 2018 – 2019)

Mining Technology patent ownership data monitors the patent applicants in the sector before the COVID-19 outbreak.

Top Patent Applicants in the Mining sector: Post-COVID-19 (Filing Year 2020 – H1 2021)

Mining Technology patent ownership data monitors the patent applicants in the sector after the COVID-19 outbreak.

Note: Application counts are based on publications. Patent applications which are not published yet are not considered for analysis. Publication may take up to 18 months from the application of patents.

Number of COVID-19 mentions in filings in the Mining sector: Q1 2020 – Q2 2021

Mining Technology tracks thousands of companies and their annual and quarterly filings. Our analysis monitors the mentions of COVID-19 in those filings during the pandemic.

COVID-19 Versus Top 5 Themes in Mining

Mining Technology compares COVID-19 mentions in filings with other top themes in filings data during the pandemic.

Top 10 Companies with COVID-19 Mentions in Filings

Mining Technology tracks which mining companies mention COVID-19 in filings the most during the pandemic.

Jobs insights in the Mining sector during COVID-19

Mining Technology monitors live mining company jobs postings to assess the impact of COVID-19 on the sector.

Job Trends in Mining Sector

Jobs postings by mining companies after the outbreak. The COVID-19 jobs tracker in the Mining sector looks at jobs posted, closed and active to assess the impact of the pandemic on sector jobs.

Most active Mining companies: Jobs

Mining Technology’s Mining jobs tracker lists mining companies with the most jobs posted during the COVID-19 period.

Mining influencer discussions on COVID-19

Mining Technology tracks the mentions of COVID-19 by leading Mining influencers on Twitter. The chart indicates the volume of tweets and influencers pertaining to COVID-19.

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