Morocco Mining Report Q4 2012

  • ID: 2299578
  • November 2012
  • Region: Morocco
  • 57 pages
  • Business Monitor International
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In Q412, we are sticking with our existing forecasts for Morocco's mining sector. By the end of 2012 we project the value of the country's mining sector to have reached MAD11.65bn (US$1.35bn), representing an increase of 7.1% year-on-year (y-o-y) in real terms. Growth is expected to quicken in 2013, rising to 8.2% y-o-y. We expect growth to average 4.7% y-o-y over the course of our 2012-2016, medium-term forecast period, with the sector reaching a value of MAD13.91bn (US$1.58bn) by the end of the period.

BMI notes that the relative value of Morocco's mining sector is set to remain low, with the total value of the industry estimated at 1.26% of the country's GDP in 2011 and expected to rise to 1.44% in 2013,
before returning once more to the 1.26% level in 2016.

Phosphates Faring Well

Moroccan exports of phosphates look to be a bright spot in the country’s export landscape. According to a report released by the Moroccan Central Bank in August 2012, the country recorded a trade deficit of 7.1%, or MAD100bn (US$10.3bn), in H112. The bank attributed the deficit to an increase in import costs,
relating to higher prices for energy and raw materials, coupled READ MORE >

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Executive Summary 5

SWOT Analysis 7

Morocco Political SWOTs 7

Morocco Economic SWOTs 8

Morocco Business Environment SWOTs 9

Global Mining Outlook 10
Table: Recent Tax Increases 14
Table: Largest Coal Projects 16
Table: Major Frontier Mining Projects 17

Africa Mining Sector Outlook 18
Table: Recent Government Intervention 19

Industry Trend Analysis 23
Table: Morocco – Mining Industry Value & Phosphate Production, 2009-2016 25

Industry Forecasts 26

Phosphates: Export Diversification Bears Fruit 26
Table: Morocco - Phosphate Production, 2009-2016 27

Regulatory Developments 28

Africa Risk/Reward Ratings 30
Table: African Government Intervention 30
Table: Africa – Risk/Rewards Ratings 31

Competitive Landscape 35
Table: Key Players In Morocco's Mining Sector 35

Company Profiles 36

Kasbah Resources 36

Maya Gold & Silver 38

Metals Commodity Price Forecasts 40

Monthly Metals Update 40

Aluminium: Support At US$1,800/tonne Likely To Hold 41

Copper: Relative Outperformer But Still Weak 43

Iron Ore: Don't Bet On A Sustainable Recovery 45

Lead: Potential For Short-Term Rally 47

Nickel: No Turnaround Coming 48

Steel: More Pain Ahead 49

Tin To Outperform 50

Zinc: Little Room For Optimism 52
Table: Select Commodities – Performance & BMI Forecasts 53

Business Environment Ratings Methodology 54
Table: Mining Business Environment Indicators 55
Table: Weighting Of Components 56

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Maya Gold & Silver

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