Botswana Mining Report Q1 2012

  • ID: 1984914
  • November 2011
  • Region: Botswana
  • 70 Pages
  • Business Monitor International
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Business Monitor International's Botswana Mining Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, mining associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on Botswana's mining industry.

Diamonds To Remain Mainstay Of Mining Sector For Now

In line with the Botswanan government's plans to diversify away from diamond revenues, there has been a swathe of new mining projects announced over the course of 2011. However, while the country's silver, gold and coal production is set to surge from its low base, BMI expects diamond output to remain the dominant facet of the country's mining production for the foreseeable future.

Hana Mining has announced a 350kt ('000 tonnes) copper reserve (at a cut-off of 0.3% Cu) at its Ghanzi deposit. Discovery Metals' Boseto mine has a total JORC-compliant mineral resource for 102.8mn tonnes, at 1.4% Cu and 17.3g/t Ag, equivalent to 1.4mn tonnes of copper and 57mn oz of silver. This mine is due to come online in 2012 with reported output of some 16ktpa ('000 tonnes per annum). There are also additional coal, gold and silver deposits currently being READ MORE >

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Executive Summary

SWOT Analysis
Botswana Political SWOT
Botswana Economic SWOT
Botswana Business Environment SWOT

Global Mining Outlook
Table: Recent Tax Increases
Table: Largest Coal Projects
Table: Frontier Mining Projects
Industry Trends And Developments
Table: Botswana - Major new mining projects
Table: Botswana's Mining Industry Data And Forecasts, 2008-2015

Business Environment
Table: African Government Mining Plans
Table: Africa Mining Business Environment Ratings
Botswana Business Environment
Table: BMI’s Business And Operation Risk Ratings
Table: BMI’s Legal Framework Rating
Table: Labour Force Quality
Table: Foreign Direct Investment Inflows Into The Middle East And Africa
Table: BMI’s Trade And Investment Ratings
Political Outlook
Political Risk Analysis
Long-Term Political Outlook

Industry Forecasts Scenario
Table: Main Diamond Projects
Table: Main Copper Projects
Table: Copper Production, 2008-2015
Table: Coal Deposits
Regulatory Development
Competitive Landscape
Company Profiles
De Beers Botswana Mining (Debswana Mining)
Lucara Diamond Corporation
Commodity Strategy – Metals Update

Global Assumptions
Table: Global Assumptions, 2009-2015
Table: Global And Regional Real GDP Growth, 2010-2013 (% y-o-y)
Table: Selected Developed Market Exchange Rates, 2010-2013 (average)
Table: Selected Emerging Market Exchange Rates, 2010-2013 (average)
Developed States
Table: Developed States Real GDP Growth Forecasts, 2010-2013 (% y-o-y)
Table: Emerging Markets Real GDP Growth Forecasts, 2010-2013 (% y-o-y)

Table: Real GDP Growth Consensus Forecasts, 2011-2012 (%chg y-o-y)
Business Environment Ratings Methodology
Table: Mining Business Environment Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Components

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- De Beers Botswana Mining (Debswana Mining)
- Lucara Diamond Corporation,

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