BMI View: Zimbabwe will achieve solid mining sector growth over our forecast period to 2018. Platinumproduction will be the main driver of growth, while growth in diamond output will be moderate and thecountry will remain a very small producer of gold. Weak global commodity prices and a deterioratingbusiness environment will present downside risk to our forecasts.
Zimbabwe is richly endowed with deposits of chrome, gold, nickel, diamonds and platinum, among otherminerals. Its gold reserves are among the largest in Africa, while it has the world's second-largest platinumreserves. Diamond reserves are measured to be the second-largest globally after Russia.