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Central Africa Mining Report Q1 2016

  • ID: 3454157
  • November 2015
  • Region: Africa, Central Africa
  • 56 pages
  • Business Monitor International
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Central Africa is starting to leverage its considerable mineral wealth as mining activity expands across the region, in countries such as the DRC, Congo-Brazzaville and Cameroon. The region's considerable and largely untapped deposits and high grades are an attractive proposition for international mining group, particularly as other locations suffer falling grades and higher operating costs. We see significant potential for growth in the extraction of copper, gold, iron ore and other minerals, however,
political risks and a lack of adequate infrastructure continue to present considerable challenges to operators in the region.

A New Stage For Metals Production As is the case throughout much of Sub-Saharan Africa, much of the mining sector in Central Africa is at an embryonic stage of development. We highlight the region's fledgling iron ore sector which is concentrated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Congo-Brazzaville and Cameroon. The high-quality grades and considerable reserves of these countries provide an advantage to miners willing to overlook the sizeable political risks and infrastructure constraints of these countries, particularly given the current lowprice environment for iron ore and other commodities. While much of the early investment into these markets has come from Western investors, many of these hailing from Australia, the UK and North America, there is growing interest from Asian companies, including those from China and South Korea, as they look to secure long-term access to iron ore supplies.

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A New Stage For Metals Production

SWOT

Industry Forecast

Congo - Gold: DRC Bucking Global Slowdown
Table: Gold Production Forecast (Congo (DRC) 2012-2019)

Copper: Production Growth Steady Despite Risks

Key Developments
Table: DRC - Copper Projects
Table: Copper Production Forecast (Congo (DRC) 2011-2019)

Congo Iron Ore: Low-Price Environment May Undermine Growth
Table: Largest Iron Ore Projects

China & Infrastructure Present Risks

Iron Ore: Cameroon To Take Centre Stage

Key Developments
Table: Cameroon - Key Mining Projects

Infrastructure Investment Essential

Industry Risk Reward Ratings

Africa: Major Risks Remain

Key Takeaways

Latest Revisions
Table: Africa - Mining Risk/Reward Index

Regulatory Development

Congo & Cameroon: Uncertainty, But Signs Of Promise

Higher Taxes Round The Corner
Table: Africa - Regulatory Outlook

Commodities Forecast

Commodities Outlook
Table: Commodities Price Forecasts

Competitive Landscape

Company Profile

Global Company Strategy - MMG Limited - Q3 2015
Table: MMG Ltd - Supply Chain Analysis
Table: MMG Limited - Key Financial Data

Global Company Strategy - Randgold Resources - Q4 2015

Latest Financial Results
Table: Randgold Resources - Key Financial Data

Regional Overview

Africa Mining: The Four Key Themes

Key Themes

Chinese Investment To Continue

Iron Ore Price Weakness To Curb Growth

Regulatory Uncertainty To Curb Growth

Mining To Remain Key Contributor To GDP

Methodology

Industry Forecast Methodology

Sources

Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Table: Weighting Of Indicators

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