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India Mining Report Q1 2013

  • Published: December 2012
  • Region: India
  • 85 pages
  • Business Monitor International

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  • Coal India Limited (CIL)
  • Company Profiles
  • Hindustan Copper
  • NMDC
  • Vedanta Resources
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India hosts a wide range of globally significant mineral resources, ranking among the world's top five nations for its core competency commodity reserves of coal and iron ore. Iron ore reserves are estimated in the region of 23bnt (billion tonnes) and account for 6% of global reserves, while coal reserves are reported to be around 255bnt. India is the world's third largest producer of coal, fourth largest producer of iron ore and the fifth largest producer of bauxite. However, only 10% of the country's landmass has been explored, due primarily to significant regulatory and bureaucratic hurdles.

We expect India's mining industry value to reach US$57.2bn by 2017, marking an annual average growth rate of 4.8% from 2011 levels. Growth will continue to be curtailed by India's poor operating environment. A bright spot, however, is the increasing number of Indian companies venturing overseas to secure stable, long-term supplies of minerals such as coal and iron ore in a bid to meet fast-rising domestic demand.

Despite the potential passage of the 2011 Mines and Mineral Development and Regulation (MMDR) Bill on the horizon, which seeks to improve transparency and introduce better READ MORE >

BMI Industry View 5

SWOT Analysis 7

India Mining Sector SWOT 7

India Business Environment SWOT 8

Global Mining Outlook 9
Table: Recent Tax Increases 9

Asia Mining Sector Outlook 16
Table: Key Asia Pacific Legislative Changes 19

Market Overview 22
Table: India – Main Expansion Plans 24
Table: India – Mining Industry Value & Production 24

Industry Forecasts 25

Bauxite: Production Growth To Return 25
Table: India – Bauxite Production 28

Coal: Energy Crisis To Drive Growth Imperative 28
Table: India – Coal Production 32

Iron Ore: Mining Ban To Pull Down Growth 32
Table: India – Largest Iron Ore Projects 32
Table: India – Iron Ore Production 35

Zinc: Growth To Stall From 2014 36
Table: India – Largest Zinc Projects 37
Table: India – Zinc Production 37

Regulatory Development 38
Table: Key Changes In Licence/Lease Granting In 2011 MMDR Bill 40
Table: Current Royalty Rates & Changes Of Proposed Mining Bill 41

Asia Business Environment Ratings 43
Table: Asia Mining Risk-Reward Ratings 43

Competitive Landscape 49
Table: Financial Data For Key Mining Firms Listed In India 51

Company Profiles 52

Vedanta Resources 52
Table: Vedanta Resources – Key Financial Data 55

Coal India Limited (CIL) 56
Table: Coal India – Financial Data 59

Hindustan Copper 60
Table: Hindustan Copper – Financial Data 63

NMDC 64
Table: NMDC – Financial Data 67

Commodity Strategy 68

Monthly Metals Update 68

Iron Ore: No Sustained Recovery 70

Steel: Temporary Relief 71

Aluminium: Respecting The Range 73

Copper: Relative Outperformer But Still Weak 75

Lead: Range-Trade Ahead 76

Nickel: Gains To Falter 77

Tin: Outperformance To Continue 79

Zinc: Little Room For Optimism 80
Table: Select Commodities – Performance & BMI Forecasts 81

Business Environment Ratings Methodology 82
Table: Mining Business Environment Indicators 83
Table: Weighting Of Components 84

Company Profiles
Vedanta Resources
Coal India Limited (CIL)
Hindustan Copper
NMDC

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