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Central Africa Mining Report Q1 2016

Central Africa Mining Report Q1 2016

BMI View: Central Africa is starting to leverage its considerable mineral wealth as mining activity expandsacross the region, in countries such as the DRC, Congo-Brazzaville and Cameroon. The region'sconsiderable and largely untapped deposits and high grades are an attractive proposition for internationalmining group, particularly as other locations suffer falling grades and higher operating costs. We seesignificant potential for growth in the extraction of copper, gold, iron ore and other minerals, however,political risks and a lack of adequate infrastructure continue to present considerable challenges tooperators in the region.

A New Stage For Metals Production

As is the case throughout much of Sub-Saharan Africa, much of the mining sector in Central Africa is at anembryonic stage of development. We highlight the region's fledgling iron ore sector which is concentratedin the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Congo-Brazzaville and Cameroon. The high-qualitygrades and considerable reserves of these countries provide an advantage to miners willing to overlook thesizeable political risks and infrastructure constraints of these countries, particularly given the current lowpriceenvironment for iron ore and other commodities. While much of the early investment into thesemarkets has come from Western investors, many of these hailing from Australia, the UK and NorthAmerica, there is growing interest from Asian companies, including those from China and South Korea, asthey look to secure long-term access to iron ore supplies.


BMI Industry View
A New Stage For Metals Production
SWOT
Industry Forecast
Congo - Gold: DRC Bucking Global Slowdown
Table: Gold Production Forecast (Congo (DRC) 2012-2019)
Copper: Production Growth Steady Despite Risks
Key Developments
Table: DRC - Copper Projects
Table: Copper Production Forecast (Congo (DRC) 2011-2019)
Congo Iron Ore: Low-Price Environment May Undermine Growth
Table: Largest Iron Ore Projects
China & Infrastructure Present Risks
Iron Ore: Cameroon To Take Centre Stage
Key Developments
Table: Cameroon - Key Mining Projects
Infrastructure Investment Essential
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
Africa: Major Risks Remain
Key Takeaways
Latest Revisions
Table: Africa - Mining Risk/Reward Index
Regulatory Development
Congo & Cameroon: Uncertainty, But Signs Of Promise
Higher Taxes Round The Corner
Table: Africa - Regulatory Outlook
Commodities Forecast
Commodities Outlook
Table: BMI Commodities Price Forecasts
Competitive Landscape
Company Profile
Global Company Strategy - MMG Limited - Q3 2015
Table: MMG Ltd - Supply Chain Analysis
Table: MMG Limited - Key Financial Data
Global Company Strategy - Randgold Resources - Q4 2015
Latest Financial Results
Table: Randgold 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
Methodology
Industry Forecast Methodology
Sources
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Table: Weighting Of Indicators

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