Market Report, "Botswana Mining Report Q4 2015", published

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Fri Sep 04 2015

Botswana's mining sector will continue to attract global mining investment due to the country's strong regulation and attrac tive business environment. However, we note that a lack of d iversity remains the country's weak spot, with Botswana vulnerable to growing competition from other diamond-producing countries in the region.

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Ongoing electricity and water shortages will weigh on economic growth in 2015, pushing real GDP down to 4.1%, from 4.4% in 2014. It is also unlikely that the bumper upswing in diamond production witnessed in 2014 will be repeated as base effects wear off, impeding net exports ( see: 'Electricity & Water Shortages To Impede Growth' July 1). Despite this, we maintain a constructive outlook for Botswana's mining sector over our forecast period to 2019. For instance African Energy Resources is considering doubling its investment at the Sese power project. Current plans are for a 300 megawatt coal-fired plant with an estimated cost of USD750mn.

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Diamonds will remain the key revenue source for Botswana's mining sector, boosted by new projects planned by Debswana, Gem Diamonds and Lucara Diamond Corp and with significant exploration activity also taking place across the country. In addition, we expect coal will become an increasingly prominent component of the wider mining sector and forecast production will accelerate in the years ahead. In total we forecast the country's mining industry value will see average annual growth of 4.0% to 2019, reaching a value of USD3.7bn by 2019.

The Botswana Mining Report has been researched at source and features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s mining and commodity forecasts for metals, minerals and gems, covering all major indicators including reserves, production, exports and values. The report also analyses trends and prospects, national and multinational companies and changes in the regulatory environment.

BMI's Botswana Mining Report provides industry strategists, service companies, company analysts and consultants, government departments, trade associations and regulatory bodies with BMI's independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the mining industry in Botswana.

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* Use BMI's independent industry forecasts on Botswana to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and planning in this mining market.
* Target business opportunities and risks in Botswana's mining sector through our reviews of latest mining industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Botswana.
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