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Mining Automation Market Analysis

  • Report ID: GMI8329
  • Published Date: Feb 2024
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Mining Automation Market Analysis

Based on the type, the underground mining automation segment dominated the 50% of the market share in 2023.


  • With the increasing regulatory scrutiny in the mining sector such as cost pressures, and the need to minimize environmental impact, automation offers a strategic solution by streamlining operations, reducing labor requirements, and enabling predictive maintenance. This convergence of technological innovation and industry demands drives the rapid adoption and expansion of mining automation across underground and surface mining operations worldwide. For instance, in November 2022, Caterpillar Inc., a global leader in heavy equipment manufacturing, unveils its groundbreaking 793 battery electric prototype surface mining truck, marking a significant leap forward in sustainable mining technology.


Global Mining Automation Market Share, By Application, 2023 (%)

Based on the application, the mine maintenance segment is set to register a CAGR of over 9% through 2032.


  • With an increasing emphasis on operational efficiency, safety, and equipment reliability in the mining industry, there is a growing recognition of the critical role that proactive maintenance plays in optimizing asset performance and minimizing downtime. The adoption of advanced technologies such as predictive maintenance, condition monitoring, and asset management systems is driving the transition from reactive to proactive maintenance strategies. For instance, in June 2023, RPMGlobal launched its RPM MinePlanner, a next generation mine scheduling solution leveraging its renowned XPAC engine. MinePlanner integrates various mining methods and commodity types into a single enterprise package, boasting a complete core redesign featuring Smart Scheduling.


China Mining Automation Market Size, 2022-2032 (USD Million)

Asia Pacific mining automation market is likely to observe about 11.5% CAGR from 2024 to 2032. With the adoption of cutting-edge technologies and a robust regulatory framework, the government aims to unlock the full potential of India's mineral resources while promoting sustainable and responsible mining practices. For instance, in June 2023, the Indian government unveiled a groundbreaking proposal aimed at revolutionizing the country's mining sector. The proposal, spearheaded by the Ministry of Mines, seeks to fully automate mining operations across India to address discrepancies in mineral grades and ensure accurate valuation for calculating royalty revenue and auction premiums for states.

Authors: Suraj Gujar, Deeksha Vishwakarma

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of mining automation was crossed USD 3.5 billion in 2023 and is anticipated to grow at over 8% CAGR between 2024 and 2032, due to the higher adoption of various software to enhance operational efficiency, safety, and regulatory compliance.

The underground type segment recorded over 50% share of the mining automation market in 2023 and will grow up to 2032, owing to the increasing regulatory scrutiny in the mining sector such as cost pressures, and the need to minimize environmental impacts.

Asia Pacific mining automation market size is anticipated to register over 11.5% CAGR from 2024 and 2032, due to the adoption of cutting-edge technologies and robust regulatory frameworks.

Few of the prominent mining automation firms are ABB, Caterpillar, Komatsu, Epiroc, Global Road Technology International Holdings (HK) Limited, Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd., and Sandviken.

Mining Automation Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2023
  • Companies covered: 14
  • Tables & Figures: 258
  • Countries covered: 21
  • Pages: 220
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