New Lease Accounting Standards

Lease Accounting for the Mining and Chemicals Industries

Lease accounting for the mining and chemicals industries will change with the new standards. Mining and chemicals companies lease a diverse range of assets from mining equipment to storage and transportation.

The new leasing standards will require mining and chemicals companies to update their accounting policies based on the new principles. In some cases, extensive analysis may be required to arrive at judgments on how to apply the standards to certain lease types.

Key considerations for mining and chemicals companies include:

  • Which types of leases are in scope and out of scope under the new standards? Understand not only traditional property, plant, and equipment, but also mineral rights.
  • Do agreements to use part of an asset’s total capacity constitute leases under the new guidelines? Consider storage units, pipeline use, and railcar transport.
  • How are lease and non-lease components separated in contracts? Some complex arrangements for mining and chemicals companies may contain lease components, for assets like equipment, and non-lease components, for assets like storage units.
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What the Experts Think

Links to Additional Resources

Mining and Metals

Applying IFRS: New IASB leases standard —
Mining and Metals

EY mining and metals IFRS lease accounting

EY explains the changes ahead for mining and metals industries with the new lease accounting standard, such as their commercial leasing decisions, joint arrangements, and more.

Technical Line: How the FASB’s new leases standard will affect mining and metals entities

EY mining and metals FASB lease accounting

In their "Technical Line" series, EY details how FASB's new lease accounting standards will affect the mining and metals industry, providing examples on how these changes could develop and the actions this industry should take with implementation.

Insights into Mining: An early look at the new lease standard for companies in the mining sector

KPMG mining and metals lease accounting

KPMG delves into the impacts of the new lease accounting standards on mining and metals companies, including factors such as lease definition, sale and leaseback accounting, and practical exedients.

Chemicals

In depth: Chemicals industry supplement to lease standard

PwC chemicals industry lease accounting

PwC reviews the impact of the new leasing standard on the chemicals industry, including pipeline use, railcar transport, and hazardous chemical storage.