Mining in West Africa 2016

  • ID: 4035689
  • Report
  • Region: Africa
  • 213 pages
  • Who Owns Whom
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  • Abosso Goldfields Ltd
  • Areva SA
  • Bellzone Mining Plc
  • Glencore Plc
  • Managem SA
  • Robex Resources Inc
  • MORE
The Mining Sector in West Africa: This report focuses on the mining sector in West Africa where an extensive established mining industry already exists. The region supplied 10% of the world’s manganese ore, 9% of its gold, 8% of its bauxite and 7% of its uranium during 2014, with the majority of the minerals being exported for further processing. As West Africa hosts significant volumes of unexploited mineral resources including iron ore, gold and uranium, the region is viewed as an area filled with mining potential. A large number of companies are involved in the region’s mining sector, including major companies like Rio Tinto, Glencore, United Company (UC) Rusal, Newmont Mining, AngloGold Ashanti, Vale and ArcelorMittal.

Key Issues: In the light of forecasts by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) of overall growth of more than 5% per annum in West Africa over the next three years, investments into the sector have been made. However, doing business can be difficul.
infrastructure is poor with the huge infrastructure deficit being described as “a potential bottleneck for mining development,” electricity supply is unreliable and inconsistent, and there are social, political and security risks.

Report Coverage:
Mining in West Africa describes recent events in the regional mining sector, generic and country-specific regulations and the impact of the reduction in commodity prices. Investments into the mining sector and other corporate actions are listed, and factors influencing the success of the industry are discussed. The report profiles 55 mining companies including ERAMET, through its subsidiary Comilog, which is the second-largest producer of high-grade manganese ore in the world, and Areva which produced 1,988t of uranium in Niger. Also profiled are Ghanaian miner, Abosso Goldfields Ltd and Bellzone Mining Plc, which mines iron ore in Guinea where it is currently involved in exploration for copper, nickel, cobalt, manganese, chrome and platinum.
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  • Abosso Goldfields Ltd
  • Areva SA
  • Bellzone Mining Plc
  • Glencore Plc
  • Managem SA
  • Robex Resources Inc
  • MORE
1. Introduction

2. Description Of The Industry
2.1. Industry Value Chain

3. Size Of The Industry

4. State Of The Industry
4.1. Local
4.1.1. Corporate Actions
4.1.2. Regulations
4.2. Continental
4.3. International

5. Influencing Factors
5.1. Economic Environment
5.2. Lack Of Infrastructure
5.3. Security RiskSAnd Political Instability
5.4. Environmental Concerns
5.5. Labour Resources
5.6. Technology, Research And Development (R&D) And Innovation

6. Competition
6.1. Barriers To Entry

7. Swot Analysis

8. Outlook

9. Industry Associations

10. References
10.1. Publications
10.2. Websites
Company Profiles
Abosso Goldfields Ltd
African Gold Group Inc
Alufer Mining Ltd
Amr Gold Ltd
Anglogold Ashanti Ltd
Arcelormittal Liberia Ltd
Areva SA
ASAnko Gold Inc
Avocet Mining Plc
Azumah Resources Ltd
B2Gold Corporation
Baomahun Gold Ltd
Bellzone Mining Plc
Cam Iron SA
Cameroon Alumina Ltd
Cavalla Resources Ltd
Centamin Plc
Compagnie Des Bauxites De Guinee
Endeavour Mining Corporation
Eramet SA
Eta-Zuma Group Ltd
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
Glencore Plc
Great Quest Fertilizer Ltd
Gryphon Minerals Ltd
HuMMIngbird Resources Plc
Industries Chimiques Du Senegal SA
Keras Resources Plc
Kogi Iron Ltd
Komet Resources Inc
Magindustries Corporation
Managem SA
Mineral Deposits Ltd
Mng Gold As
Newcrest Mining Ltd
Pan African Gold And Minerals (PTY) Ltd
Predictive Discovery Ltd
Randgold Resources Ltd
Robex Resources Inc
Royal SAlt Ltd
SAble Mining Africa Ltd
SArama Resources Ltd
Severstal Oao
Shandong Iron And Steel Group Co Ltd
Sierra Mineral Holdings 1 Ltd
Sierra Rutile Ltd
Societe Nationale Industrielle Et Miniere SA
Societe Nouvelle Des Phosphates Du Togo
Stellar Diamonds Plc
Taurus Gold Ltd
Toro Gold Ltd
Truegold Mining Inc
Vedanta Resources Plc
West African Resources Ltd 210
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  • Avocet Mining Plc
  • Predictive Discovery Ltd
  • Sarama Resources Ltd
  • B2Gold Corporation
  • Taurus Gold Ltd
  • TrueGold Mining Inc
  • West African Resources Ltd
  • Endeavour Mining Corporation
  • Centamin Plc
  • Teranga Gold (Australia) Pty Ltd
  • Komet Resources Inc
  • MNG Gold AS
  • Glencore Plc
  • Cam Iron SA
  • MagIndustries Corporation
  • Managem SA
  • Keras Resources Plc
  • Abosso Goldfields Ltd
  • African Gold Group Inc
  • Asanko Gold Inc
  • Azumah Resources Ltd
  • AngloGold Ashanti Ltd
  • Consolidated Growth Holdings Ltd
  • Bellzone Mining Plc
  • Stellar Diamonds Plc
  • Alufer Mining Ltd
  • Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinee
  • Newcrest Mining Ltd
  • Randgold Resources Ltd
  • Toro Gold Ltd
  • Cavalla Resources Ltd
  • Hummingbird Resources Plc
  • Vedanta Resources Plc
  • Severstal OAO
  • Arcelormittal Liberia Ltd
  • Robex Resources Inc
  • Great Quest Fertilizer Ltd
  • First Quantum Minerals Ltd
  • Societe Nationale Industrielle et Miniere SA
  • Areva SA
  • Eta-Zuma Group Ltd
  • Kogi Iron Ltd
  • Royal Salt Ltd
  • Industries Chimiques du Senegal SA
  • Tolsa SA
  • Mineral Deposits Ltd
  • Baomahun Gold Ltd
  • AMR Gold Ltd
  • Shandong Iron and Steel Group Co Ltd
  • Pan African Gold and Minerals (Pty) Ltd
  • Sierra Mineral Holdings 1 Ltd
  • Sierra Rutile Ltd
  • Societe Nouvelle des Phosphates du Togo
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