Mining Automation Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Technique (Underground Mining, Surface Mining), By Work Flow (Mining Process, Mine Development, Mine Maintenance), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2022 To 2027

Published:  Jun 2022 Report Code: KSI061611827 Pages: 124

The mining automation market is projected to reach a market value of US$2.850 billion by 2027, from a market value of US$1.791 billion in 2020 at a CAGR of 6.86% from 2020 to 2027.

Mining automation technology is the application of automation and digitalization in the field of mining. Mining is a field, that includes a large amount of human labour and working hours. As technological developments and advancements are leaping ahead in the present condition, the mining market and industries are compelled to enhance the mining field with the application of automation and technology. Modernizing industrial plants with the latest technology and automation can bring about drastic changes in the mining industry by reducing labour, working hours, and production. The high level of safety offered by automation and digitalization in mining is positively influencing the growth of the mining field. The growth of the market emphasizing digitalization, higher production rates, safety, fewer labour, and working hours is compelling the industrial giants to modernise the mining sector with automation. Their mining automation market is highly valued in the global market. High production, higher safety, less production time, and reduced human resources are the major driving factors, which have a positive impact on the mining automation market. The outbreak of COVID-19 disease has sent shock waves through the mining industry. Covid-19 had a large-scale negative impact on the mining automation market. The COVID-19-related health issues had resulted in a shortage of human resources in the mining automation field.  The impact of a pandemic on commodity prices increased the price and demand for raw materials in the mining field, which had a negative impact on the sound economy of the mining field. The isolated and long-term lockdowns imposed by government and health organisations also resulted in a lack of skilled labourers and technicians in the automation field of the mining industry. With the help and advancements of automation technology and digitalisation, the mining industry is showing good progress in the global market after COVID put break.

Increased production with automation

The mining rate and production have tremendously increased with the introduction of automation and technology in the mining industry. The application of software and automation in the important areas of mining makes the process more precise and effective. Automation and technology also took over the role of workers, which in fact reduced workers' pressure and also resulted in a smaller number of workers in the mining field. Automation also made the mining process more effective, as the tools and instruments were controlled and carried out with automation and software. The increased production rate with the application of automation increased the market value for mining automation.

Increasing need for workers’ safety

The safety of workers from life hazards is a major factor in the mining industry. The need for worker safety is increasing day by day in the industrial fields. Approval and licences for large-scale mining can only be =attained by maintaining proper worker safety and a working environment. The licencing of governments and health organisations is primarily focused on creating a healthier working environment and conditions in the mining industry.  Automated mining makes the process safer and provides better working conditions for the workers engaged in the mining process. Hazardous and high-risk machines can be operated with the use of computers and control panels, which increases the need for automation and technology in the mining field. Ensuring safety in the mining industry by associating with the automation system and technology has a positive impact and hiked the value of the mining automation market.

Cost-effectiveness associated with digitalization

Replacing human effort with technology and automation in the operation of equipment can achieve a major reduction in the cost of the mining process. The operation cost of large-scale devices and equipment engaged in the mining process is tremendously decreased by the application of automation in the mining industry. Cost-effectiveness in large-scale mining is a major milestone, which can be effectively achieved by relying on and modernising,  automation. The market’s growth in automation mining mainly depends on the cost-effectiveness offered by technology and digitalisation.

The Asia Pacific regions  hold a significant market share

The Asia Pacific accounts for the largest market share in the mining automation market. The immense natural resources in the Asia Pacific region account for the lion's share of the market in mining automation. The Asia Pacific region is also projected to achieve immense CAGR growth in the upcoming years. The Asia Pacific region is estimated to be the largest market for mining equipment and the largest implementation of mining automation technology globally. North America and South America hold the second and third major market shares in automation mining, followed by Europe and the rest of the world.

Mining Automation Market Scope:

Report Metric Details
 Market size value in 2020  US$1.791 billion
 Market size value in 2027  US$2.850 billion
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 6.86% from 2020 to 2027
 Base year  2020
 Forecast period  2022–2027
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments covered  Technique, Work Flow, And Geography
 Regions covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies covered  Caterpillar, RPM Global, Komatsu, Sandvik AB, Atlas Copco, Hexagon,   Autonomous Solutions Inc., Hitachi, Trimble
 Customization scope  Free report customization with purchase


Market Segmentation

  • By Technique

    • Underground mining

    • Surface mining

  • By Work Flow

    • Mining process

    • Mine development

    • Mine maintenance

  • By Geography

    • North America

      • USA

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • South America

      • Brazil

      • Argentina

      • Others

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • France

      • UK

      • Italy

      • Others

    • Middle East and Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

      • Others

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • South Korea

      • Taiwan

      • Thailand

      • Indonesia

      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. What will be the mining automation market size by 2027?
A1. The mining automation market is projected to reach a market size of US$2.850 billion by 2027. 

Q2. What is the size of the global mining automation market?
A2. Mining Automation Market was valued at US$1.791 billion in 2020. 

Q3. What are the growth prospects for the mining automation market?
A3. The global mining automation market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.86% during the forecast period. 

Q4. What factors are anticipated to drive the mining automation market growth?
A4. High production, higher safety, less production time, and reduced human resources are the major driving factors, which have a positive impact on the mining automation market.

Q5. Which region holds the largest market share in the mining automation market?
A5. The Asia Pacific accounts for the largest share in the mining automation market. 

1. Introduction
1.1. Market Definition
1.2. Market Segmentation

2. Research Methodology
2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions

3. Executive Summary
3.1. Research Highlights

4. Market Dynamics
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power of End-Users
4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants
4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry
4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis

5. Mining Automation Market Analysis, by Technique
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Underground Mining
5.3. Surface Mining

6. Mining Automation Market Analysis, by Work Flow
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Mining Process
6.3. Mine Development
6.4. Mine Maintenance

7. Mining Automation Market Analysis, by Geography
7.1. Introduction
7.2. North America
7.2.1. USA
7.2.2. Canada
7.2.3. Mexico
7.3. South America
7.3.1. Brazil
7.3.2. Argentina
7.3.3. Others
7.4. Europe
7.4.1. Germany
7.4.2. France
7.4.3. UK
7.4.4. Italy
7.4.5. Others
7.5. Middle East and Africa
7.5.1. Saudi Arabia
7.5.2. UAE
7.5.3. Others
7.6. Asia Pacific
7.6.1. China
7.6.2. India
7.6.3. Japan
7.6.4. South Korea
7.6.5. Taiwan
7.6.6. Thailand
7.6.7. Indonesia
7.6.8. Others

8. Competitive Environment and Analysis
8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness
8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations
8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix

9. Company Profiles 
9.1. Caterpillar
9.2. RPM Global
9.3. Komatsu
9.4. Sandvik AB
9.5. Atlas Copco
9.6. Hexagon
9.7. Autonomous Solutions Inc.
9.8. Hitachi
9.9. Trimble


RPM Global


Sandvik AB

Atlas Copco


Autonomous Solutions Inc.




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