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Mining Industry in Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Published: October 2012
  • Region: Congo
  • 50 Pages
  • Taiyou Research

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Anvil Mining Limited
  • Banro Corporation
  • Tiger Resources
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The Democratic Republic of Congo is potentially one of the richest mining countries in Africa, based on its vast resources of copper, cobalt and diamonds. However, as with many African countries, the DRC is plagued by civil war, an uncertain political situation, corruption and smuggling. This has resulted in a shortage of development capital that has stifled the development of the country's industries. The mining industry in DR Congo is anticipated to grow by an annual average of 13.7% till 2015. Most mining activities are concentrated in the southern and eastern parts of the country, where the famous copper belt extends in to the DRC from Zambia near Lubumbashi. With growing interest in Africa's largely untapped iron ore resources, Congo’s considerable deposits of the mineral have fallen under the gaze of international mining firms.

Much of the resource extraction is done in small operations, known as "Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining" (ASM), which are unregulated in the DRC. Recently, more money is being invested into the extraction and refining of some of the ores found in the DRC, primarily copper and cobalt, which may help regulate the extraction and reduce environmental READ MORE >

1. Executive Summary

2. Industry Definition

3. Global Mining Industry

4. Mining Industry in Africa
4.1 Regional Overview
4.2 Botswana
4.3 Mozambique
4.4 South Africa
4.5 Zambia
4.6 Zimbabwe

5. Congo Mining Industry

6. Industry Trends

7. Regulatory Framework

8. Cobalt Market in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

9. Copper Market in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

10. Gold Market in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

11. Iron Ore Market in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

12. Competition in the Industry

13. Major Industry Players
13.1 Anvil Mining Limited
13.2 Banro Corporation
13.3 Tiger Resources

14. Industry Forecast

15. Glossary

- Anvil Mining Limited
- Banro Corporation
- Tiger Resources

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