I am conducting an economic impact analysis of the mining industry. A survey of participating mines was administered which asked about their projected capital expenditures over the next five years (2020-2024). Of the 5 surveyed mines, all provided dollar amounts but only two provided a description of the purchase. I have two questions:
- For those mines that provided a description (e.g. structural steel replacement) and a dollar amount, how would you suggest I model the specific purchase? I would assume some portion of the spending would go to the manufacturing sector associated with the purchase while some would go to retail? Wholesale? Engineering? Is there a standard way to estimate the proportions? Any guidance would be appreciated.
- For those mines that provided a dollar amount but no specific description, is there a way to model “generic” capital spending, or do we need to get more information from the companies? Could we, for example, impact the wholesale trade sector?
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