Namibia Mining Report Q1 2013

  • ID: 2355067
  • December 2012
  • Region: Namibia
  • 59 pages
  • Business Monitor International
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We are downgrading our industry forecast to account for the current economic environment and the sharp crash in uranium prices that was experienced this year. The decline in prices has led to the postponement of several major uranium projects in the country and as a result, has pushed back investments. We expect Namibia's mining industry to reach US$4.4bn by 2017, an annual average growth of 12.5% from 2011 levels.

Diamond Prospects For Namdeb And Co.

In May 2012, Diamond Fields International (DFI) confirmed the renewal of its mining licence for the ML32 Concession offshore diamond deposit for a further 10 years to 2022. The deposit is situated north of Luderitz and covers an area of more than 17,600 hectares along the Namibian coastline to the Galdovia Reef. The deposit, which produces about 88,000 carats a year, has a potential inferred mineralised resource of 42mn cubic metres, making it the largest deposit in DFI's portfolio.

News of DFI's licence renewal promises some competition in a diamond sector otherwise almost exclusively under the control of market leader Namdeb. The company controls the largest alluvial and diamond mining operations in Namibia and accounted READ MORE >

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BMI Industry View 5

SWOT Analysis 7

Namibia Business Environment SWOT 7

Global Mining Outlook 8
Table: Recent Tax Increases 8

Africa Mining Sector Outlook 15
Table: Recent Government Intervention 16

Market Overview 20
Table: Namibia – Mining Industry Value & Production Forecasts, 2010-2017 21

Industry Forecasts 22

Uranium: Global Price Crash Puts Growth Potential At Risk 22
Table: Namibia – Uranium Exploration Projects 24
Table: Namibia – Uranium Production, 2010-2017 24

Diamonds: Short-Term Weakness, Long-Term Strength 25
Table: Namibia – Diamond Exploration Projects 25
Table: Namibia – Diamond Production, 2010-2017 26

Zinc: Forecasts Revised Following Production Drop 27
Table: Namibia – Zinc Production, 2010-2017 28

Regulatory Development 29

Africa Business Environment Ratings 31
Table: African Government Intervention 31
Table: Africa – Mining Risk/Rewards Ratings 32

Competitive Landscape 37

Company Profiles 38

Namdeb 38

Diamond Fields International 40

Commodity Strategy 42

Monthly Metals Update 42

Iron Ore: No Sustained Recovery 44

Steel: Temporary Relief 45

Aluminium: Respecting The Range 47

Copper: Relative Outperformer But Still Weak 49

Lead: Range-Trade Ahead 50

Nickel: Gains To Falter 51

Tin: Outperformance To Continue 53

Zinc: Little Room For Optimism 54
Table: Select Commodities – Performance & BMI Forecasts 55

Business Environment Ratings Methodology 56
Table: Mining Business Environment Indicators 57
Table: Weighting Of Components 58

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Diamond Fields International

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