Bright spots emerge, amidst collapse in Australian investment
Investment across Australia's resources sector will drop 26% in 2017, driven by a reduction in LNG spend as projects' construction winds up. But bright spots emerge with an uptick in capital spend expected in 2017 for Bauxite, Zinc and non-LNG parts of the oil and gas sector. Long term, investment is forecast bottom out in 2019, before beginning to recover. However, overall investment is not going to return to anywhere near the boom time levels witnessed over 2012-2014.