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Mining Industry in Zambia

  • ID: 2050535
  • October 2012
  • Region: Zambia
  • 50 Pages
  • Taiyou Research


  • First Quantum Minerals
  • Vedanta Resources
  • MORE

The mining industry remains the economic and social backbone of Zambia. Copper and cobalt are the key commodities produced in Zambia, with the Zambian copper belt remaining the focus of mining and development activities. The copper belt, which is situated between Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo, is one of the world's greatest metallogenic provinces. The area contains the world's highest grade copper and cobalt deposits, with tailings dumps often containing grades greater than that of most hard rock mines. Zambia's mining sector is set to continue the recovery seen over the last decade. The country had declining copper output throughout the 1990s but a mixture of low taxes, privatization and elevated copper prices has seen a substantial boost to investment and output.

Whilst much of the attention during the latest round of financial results has been devoted to record profits for the major miners, there has been a more concerning pattern of rising costs, an issue expected to remain important in the coming months. Mining companies have seen declining margins as elevated energy prices and higher wages have taken their toll. Energy prices are expected to remain elevated, READ MORE >


  • First Quantum Minerals
  • Vedanta Resources
  • 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. Zambia Mining Industry

6. Industry Trends

7. Regulatory Framework
7.1 Industry Regulations
7.2 Legal Framework
7.3 Protection of Intellectual Property Rights
7.4 Policy on Foreign Investment
7.5 Policy on Foreign Trade
7.6 Dealing with Corruption
7.7 Lack of Proper Infrastructure

8. Coal Market in Zambia

9. Cobalt Market in Zambia

10. Copper Market in Zambia

11. Competition in the Industry

12. Major Industry Players
12.1 First Quantum Minerals
12.2 Vedanta Resources

13. Industry Forecast

14. Glossary

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