Zimbabwe Mining Report Q1 2016

  • ID: 3517962
  • December 2015
  • Region: Zimbabwe
  • 46 pages
  • Business Monitor International
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Zimbabwe's mining industry will grow steadily in absolute terms over our forecast period through to 2019 as production increases across the key platinum and diamond mining sub-sectors.

However, we note a number of potential downside risks on the horizon, including falling mineral prices and an uncertain political and regulatory climate.

Latest Developments & Structural Trends
- Zimbabwe is richly endowed with deposits of chrome, gold, nickel, diamonds and platinum, among other minerals. Its gold reserves are among the largest in Africa, while it has the world's second-largest platinum reserves. Diamond reserves are measured to be the second-largest globally after Russia.

Development in these key markets together with a gradual more stable political and economic climate has seen the country's status as major global producers strengthen in recent years. In terms of overall output,
Zimbabwe is challenging the world's largest platinum producers, Russian and South Africa, while a recent reduction in taxes for smaller gold miners will see production rise at almost a double-digit rate this year.

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Table: Zimbabwe Mining Industry Value

Latest Developments & Structural Trends


Industry Forecast

Platinum: Zimbabwe To Become Major Force

Latest Developments
Table: Platinum Production (Zimbabwe 2014-2019)
Table: Zimbabwe - Major Platinum Projects

Structural Trends

Refinery Decision Finally Made

Political Risks Weigh Heavily On Sector

Gold: Smaller Miners To Boost Production

Latest Developments
Table: Gold Production Forecast (Zimbabwe 2011-2019)
Table: Key Gold Projects In Zimbabwe

Structural Trends

Diamonds: Significant Growth Potential, Despite Unfavourable Environment

Latest Developments
Table: Diamond Production (Zimbabwe 2011-2019)

Structural Trends

Industry Risk Reward Ratings

Zimbabwe - Risk/Reward Index


Industry Rewards

Country Rewards


Industry Risks

Country Risks

Africa: Major Risks Remain

Key Takeaways

Latest Revisions
Table: Africa - Mining Risk/Reward Index

Regulatory Development

Regulatory Underperformance

Beneficiation Drive

Structure, Law & Royalties

Volatile Political Climate

Commodities Forecast

Commodities Outlook
Table: Commodities Price Forecasts

Competitive Landscape
Table: Southern Africa - Largest Listed Mining Companies

Company Profile

African Consolidated Resources

Global Company Strategy - Impala Platinum - Q1 2016
Table: Impala Platinum - 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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African Consolidated Resources

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