Namibia Mining Report Q1 2016

  • ID: 3511210
  • December 2015
  • Region: Namibia
  • 43 pages
  • Business Monitor International
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Namibia's mining sector will continue to be negatively affected by low mineral prices and subdued metals demand. The country's diamonds and uranium production contracted in 2015, as well as key base metals such as copper. While production levels will remain under pressure through the coming quarters, we expect the country to remain an important destination for mining investment over the long term.

Latest Developments & Structural Trends
- The bulk of exploration and mining in Namibia focuses on diamonds, uranium and base metals including copper, lead and zinc. A number of major players, including Rio Tinto and De Beers, operate in Namibia's mineral resources sector. Namdeb is a joint venture between De Beers (50%) and the Namibian government (50%), and is the country's leading diamond producer.

- In 2015, diamond production in Namibia will contract due to weak global demand and falling prices.

Namdeb has reported a 15% y-o-y fall in its H115 production levels as output fell to 431,000 carats. The contraction is symptomatic of weaker global demand, with De Beers reporting a 26% y-o-y fall in sales volumes for the same period.

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Table: Namibia - Mining Industry Value

Latest Developments & Structural Trends


Industry Forecast

Uranium: Weak Production To Give Way To Long-Term Expansion

Latest Developments
Table: Uranium Production (Namibia 2014-2019)
Table: Namibia - Uranium Exploration Projects

Structural Trends

Diamonds: Output To Pick Up By 2016

Latest Developments
Table: Diamond Production (Namibia 2014-2019)
Table: Namibia - Diamond Exploration Projects

Structural Trends

Industry Risk Reward Ratings

Namibia Risk/Reward Ratings


Industry Rewards

Country Rewards


Industry Risks

Country Risks

Africa: Major Risks Remain

Key Takeaways

Latest Revisions
Table: Africa - Mining Risk/Reward Index

Regulatory Development

Commodities Forecast

Commodities Outlook
Table: Commodities Price Forecasts

Competitive Landscape
Table: Africa - Largest Listed Mining Companies

Company Profile


Global Company Strategy - Vedanta Resources - Q1 2016

Latest Financial Results

Company Strategy
Table: Vedanta Resources - Supply Chain Analysis

Company Details
Table: Vedanta 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


Industry Forecast Methodology


Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Table: Weighting Of Indicators

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