Central Africa Mining Report Q1 2013

  • ID: 2299529
  • November 2012
  • Region: Africa, Central Africa
  • 67 pages
  • Business Monitor International


  • Banro Corporation
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Central Africa's mining sector is set to follow much of the continent by developing its substantial mineral wealth. As yet, the region is still far from achieving its full potential, but these recent developments could indicate a changing tide for these three countries and indicate that the mining sector is set for sustained lift-off. However, many of the issues that have held back the region from achieving its potential for much of its history remain. Political risk and a lack of adequate infrastructure are the most pressing concerns,
and while there are some efforts to address these problems, a lot more needs to be done if the region is not going to be considered 'frontier' for many years to come.

Ore To Play For

Like that of much of Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Africa's iron ore mining sector remains at the early stages of development, having lain dormant since the region's independence. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), foreign firms have been showing interest in developing the country's considerable resources. A number of projects are in the formative planning stages, with Core Mining's Avima project currently the closest to beginning production, with READ MORE >

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  • Banro Corporation
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Executive Summary 5

SWOT Analysis 7

Central Africa Mining Industry SWOT 7

Global Mining Outlook 8

The Global Mining Outlook For 2013 8
Table: Recent Tax Increases 8

Regional Mining Outlook 15

Africa: Mining Sector Outlook 15
Table: Recent Government Intervention 16

Market Overview 20

Central Africa – Q1 2013 20
Table: Main Projects In Central Africa 20

Industry Forecasts 22

Iron Ore: Congo To Diversify Away From Oil 22
Table: Largest Iron Ore Projects 24

Iron Ore: Companies Plough Into Cameroon's Mineral Wealth 25
Table: Main Projects 26

Copper: Output To Double, Substantial Risks Remain 27
Table: DR Congo – Largest Copper Expansion Plans 28
Table: DR Congo – Copper Production ('000 tonnes, unless stated otherwise) 28

Gold: Infrastructure And Security Concerns Could Remove Sector's Shine 29
Table: DR Congo's Main Projects 29
Table: DR Congo – Gold Production ('000 ounces, unless stated otherwise) 30

Regulatory Development 31

Central Africa – Q1 2013 31

Business Environment Ratings 33

Africa Q1 2013 33
Table: African Government Intervention 33
Table: Africa – Mining Risk/Rewards Ratings 34

Competitive Landscape 39

Central Africa – Q1 2013 39
Table: Comparative Metrics 40

Company Profiles 41

Minmetals Resources 41

Company Data 44
Table: Minmetals Resources – Financial Results 44

Randgold Resources 45

Company Data 47
Table: Randgold Resources – Financial Results 47

Banro Corporation 48

Company Data 50
Table: Banro – Financial Results 50

Commodity Strategy 51

Monthly Metals Update 51

Iron Ore: No Return To Highs 52

Aluminium: Further Gains Ahead 55

Nickel: Gains To Disappear 59

Tin: Major Gains Behind, But Outperformance To Continue 61

Zinc: Little Room For Optimism 62
Table: Select Commodities – Performance & BMI Forecasts 63

Business Environment Ratings Methodology 64
Table: Mining Business Environment Indicators 65
Table: Weighting Of Components 66

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Company Profiles
Minmetals Resources
Company Data
Randgold Resources
Company Data
Banro Corporation
Company Data

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