Zimbabwe Mining Report Q4 2012

  • ID: 2254653
  • October 2012
  • Region: Zimbabwe
  • 61 pages
  • Business Monitor International
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The Zimbabwe Mining Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, mining associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on Zimbabwe's mining industry.

Zimbabwe's mining sector is set for rapid development as the country dramatically recovers from two decades of declining output. Zimbabwe is richly endowed with deposits of chrome, gold, nickel and platinum, among other minerals. Its gold reserves are among the largest in Africa, while it hosts the second largest platinum reserves in the world. Another segment that has caught the attention of miners in Zimbabwe is diamonds, following the discovery of a number of significant kimberlites.

Forecasting growth rates for the Zimbabwean mining sector is a highly uncertain process at present, with so much of the sector's direction governed by political events. At base, we believe the scene is set for a period of strong growth, as the industry recovers from a disastrous period during the mid-2000s. The gold sector looks well placed for growth, following its liberalisation in 2009, and thus we are forecasting a significant rise in gold READ MORE >

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BMI Industry View 5

SWOT Analysis 7

Zimbabwe Mining Sector SWOT 7

Zimbabwe Business Environment SWOT 8

Global Mining Outlook 9
Table: Recent Tax Increases 12
Table: Largest Coal Projects 14
Table: Major Frontier Mining Projects 15

Africa Mining Sector Outlook 16
Table: Recent Government Intervention 17

Market Overview 21
Table: Zimbabwe – Key Mining Projects 22
Table: Zimbabwe – Mining Industry Value & Production 23

Industry Forecasts 24

Platinum: Enormous Potential Matched By Risks 24
Table: Zimbabwe – Major Platinum Projects 25
Table: Zimbabwe – Platinum Production 25

Diamonds: Sector Faces Uncertain Future 26
Table: Zimbabwe – Diamond Production 27

Gold: Production Set For Dramatic Turnaround 28
Table: Key Gold Projects In Zimbabwe 29
Table: Zimbabwe – Gold Production 29

Regulatory Development 30

Africa Business Environment Ratings 32
Table: African Government Intervention 32
Table: Africa Risk/Rewards Ratings 33

Company Profiles 37

Impala Platinum 37
Table: Impala Platinum – Key Financial Data 40

African Consolidated Resources 41

Commodity Strategy 44

Monthly Metals Update 44

Aluminium: Support At US$1,800/tonne Likely To Hold 45

Copper: Relative Outperformer But Still Weak 47

Iron Ore: Don't Bet On A Sustainable Recovery 49

Lead: Potential For Short-Term Rally 51

Nickel: No Turnaround Coming 52

Steel: More Pain Ahead 53

Tin To Outperform 54

Zinc: Little Room For Optimism 56

Zimbabwe Mining Report Q4 2012

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Select Commodities – Performance & BMI Forecasts 57

Business Environment Ratings Methodology 58
Table: Mining Business Environment Indicators 59
Table: Weighting Of Components 60

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