Voting Members Survey Results 2013/14

By on April 16, 2014

DR ELIZABETH GIBSON, General Manager CMPA provides an analysis of the Voting Members Survey.

THE main drivers behind continuing with the survey (which is in its third year) were to gain an understanding of the future direction of the industry, to establish Member priorities and to direct the Association’s resources accordingly. The response rate from the Voting Members was 23%.

Business Activity

The change in the level of business activity anticipated for the financial year 2014/15 again reflects a more positive view of the extractive industry health. As shown in the table below there is an anticipated 12 point increase further into positive territory in business activity in 2014/15 over 2013/14.

The chart below shows the change in activity in operational hours which shows there is an increase of 8 points in operational hour activity in 2014/15 over 2013/14 which is consistent with the business activity.

It is anticipated, extrapolating for all Voting Members then $102 million in total will be spent on capital purchases compared to approximately $66 million in 2013/14, an increase of 55%.

CMPA was unable to compare these figures with annual production rates due to the data not having been released by Department of State Development, Business and Innovation for 2013/14.

The following chart depicts the most significant financial issues which have impacted on the construction material processing industry for 2013/14. A reduction in sales volume was the most important along with bad debtors and market competition, all similar issues and a reflection of the industry in 2013/14.

As to be expected regulatory compliance and the regulatory approval processes were all significant in addition to fuel and power.

CMPA members were active in rehabilitation with 278 Ha undergoing rehabilitation and 3300m of reclaimed face made safe and stable. This included the planting of 25,000 trees. These figures have been extrapolated.