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Namibia Mining Report Q2 2015

Namibia Mining Report Q2 2015

BMI View: While Namibia holds substantial diamond and uranium reserves among other minerals, thegovernment's potential to enforce policy to extract greater revenue from the sector remains a key downsiderisk to investment. Overall, we forecast Namibia's mining industry value to grow on average 4.7% y-o-yfrom an estimated USD1.5bn in 2014 to USD1.9bn in 2018. This will represent a decline in the miningsector's contribution to GDP from 13% in 2014 to 10% in 2018. On the positive side, we anticipate greaterChinese investment to flow into the country's mining sector.

The bulk of exploration and mining in Namibia focuses on diamonds, uranium and base metals includingcopper, lead and zinc. A number of major players, including Rio Tinto and De Beers, operate in Namibia'smineral resources sector. Namdeb is a joint venture between De Beers (50%) and the Namibiangovernment (50%), and is the country's leading diamond producer.

BMI Industry View
Industry Forecast
Uranium: Modest Growth Until Prices Recover
Table: Namibia - Uranium Exploration Projects
Table: Uranium Production (Namibia 2011-2019)
Diamonds: Solid But Not Glittering Growth Ahead
Table: Namibia - Diamond Exploration Projects
Table: Diamond Production (Namibia 2011-2019)
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
Namibia Risk/Reward Ratings
Industry Rewards
Country Rewards
Industry Risks
Country Risks
Table: Namibia: Mine Production Forecasts
Africa Risk/Reward Index
Large Rewards Matched By High Risks
West African Countries Trend Lower
Table: Africa - Mining Risk/Reward Index
Regulatory Development
Table: Namibia - Political Overview
Table: Africa - Mining Regulatory Index
Commodities Forecast
Commodity Strategy
Ferrous Metals
Non-Ferrous Metals
Aluminium: Abating Tightness To Cap Prices
Copper: Continued Weakness Ahead
Lead: Prices To Firm As Year Progresses
Nickel: Prices Will Only Rise Gradually
Tin: Waiting On A Deficit
Zinc: Modest Price Growth On Tighter Supply But Looser Demand
Table: Select Commodities - Performance & BMI Forecasts
Competitive Landscape
Table: Africa - Largest Listed Mining Companies
Company Profile
Global Company Strategy - Vedanta Resources - Q2 2015
Latest Financial Results
Company Strategy
Table: Vedanta Resources - Supply Chain Analysis
Company Details
Table: Vedanta Resources - Key Financial Data
Regional Overview
Regional Overview - Four Key Themes For 2015: Africa Mining
Gold To Retreat; Except In The DRC
West African Iron Ore On The Rocks
Job Cuts & Greater Mechanisation
Mining To Remain A Crucial Contributor To African GDP
Global Industry Overview
Global Overview
2. Stronger US Dollar To Persist
3. Iron Ore Market To Consolidate
5. Standouts In 2015
Industry Forecast Methodology
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Table: Weighting Of Indicators

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