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Congo, Dem. Rep. Mining Report Q1 2014: New research report available at Fast Market Research

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2013-12-29 20:04:08 - New Materials research report from Business Monitor International is now available from Fast Market Research

The Democratic Republic of the Congo's vast mineral resources will continue to attract international interest, given the country's huge untapped and high-grade reserves. Growth over the next five years will be driven largely by expansions in the copper sector and Randgold Resources' new gold mine ramping up to full production. However, while we expect substantial growth in mining output, risks to investment remain numerous, with security concerns and the lack of adequate infrastructure most pressing

Ore To Play For But Downside Risks Lurk

After half a century of decline and unrealised potential, the DRC's mining sector is on the verge of solid growth, as several huge gold deposits are developed. The joint venture between Randgold Resources and AngloGold Ashanti in the form

of the Kibali gold mine will drive growth in DRCs mining sector over the forecast period to 2017.

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As well as gold, there are several significant copper projects due to come online. In addition to their size, the copper deposits in the DRC are attractive due to their high copper grade. The Kipoi and Kamoto mines are estimated to contain grades above 3.0%, significantly higher than the world average of 0.6%. This will be an increasingly important issue as some of the world's largest mines, including Antamina in Peru, Escondida in Chile and Grasberg in Indonesia, have experienced falling ore grades and thus higher extraction costs.

While the potential is clear, political impediments are likely to remain, as conflict continues in the east of the country, where much of the mining occurs. The potential for political ructions will continue to pose downside risks to mining sector growth.

Report Table of Contents:

BMI Industry View
- Ore To Play For But Downside Risks Lurk
- Industry Forecast
- Copper: Strong Growth But Substantial Risks Ahead
- Higher Grade Deposits Give Further Attention
- Table: DRC - Copper Projects
- Plethora Of Risks Await Investors
- Table: DRC - Copper Production (thousand tonnes)
- Gold: Kibali To Drive Growth
- Table: DRC - Gold Production Forecasts (million oz)
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
- Risk/Reward Ratings
- Lower Gold Prices Reduce Rewards
- Table: Africa - Mining Risk/Rewards Ratings
- Reduced Rewards For Copper Mining
- Mixed Rankings For West Africa
- Substantial Rewards In Southern Africa
- Lack Of Uniformity In Regulatory Development
- Political & Infrastructure Risks Lurk
- Country Highlights
- South Africa: Deteriorating Environment For Mining Companies
- Mozambique: Mining Sector Set To Boom
- Botswana: All Round Outperformer
Market Overview
- Table: DRC - Key Projects
- Plethora Of Risks To Weigh On Investment
- Table: DRC - Mining Industry Value & Production
Regulatory Development
- Mineral Regulation Structure
- Unrefined Copper Taxes
- Licence Cancellations
- Little Central Control
- Table: Democratic Republic of the Congo - Political Overview
- Table: Africa - Regulatory Outlook
Commodities Forecast
- Iron Ore: Rally To Fade In Q413
- Steel: Supply Glut To Endure
- Aluminium: Surge Gives Way
- Copper: Weak Outlook
- Lead: Short-Term Weakness
- Nickel: Still The Laggard
- Zinc: Still A Surplus Market
- Table: Select Commodities - Performance And BMI Forecasts
- Table: Global Commodities Strategy
Competitive Landscape
Company Profile
- Freeport-McMoRan
- Company Strategy
- Recent Financial Results
- Financial Data
- Table: Freeport-McMoRan - Key Financial Data
- Address Details
- Randgold Resources
- Table: Randgold Resources - Financial Results
- Tiger Resources
- Table: Tiger Resources - Financial Data
Regional Overview
- Africa Overview
- 1. Chinese Investment Inflows To Continue
- 2. Lack Of Infrastructure A Major Hurdle
- 3. Regulatory Environment In Flux
- Table: Key Regulatory Developments
- 4. Gold Crunch To Gain Traction
- 5. Iron Ore Production In West Africa To Boom
- 6. Southern Africa To Become A Key Coal Exporter
Global Industry Overview
- Global Overview
- Downturn To Continue Into 2014
- 1. China Slowdown To Drive Mining Moderation
- 2. Frontier Mining Increasingly Challenging
- 3. Mining Services Firms Facing Tough Outlook
- But Opportunities Still Exist
- 1. Asian Outward Investment Continues
- 2. Private Equity Entering The Mix
- 3. Global Thermal Coal Demand Still Growing
- Industry Forecast Methodology
- Sources
- Risk/Reward Rating Methodology
- Table: Mining Risk/Reward Ratings Indicators
- Table: Weighting Of Indicators

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