Congo, Dem. Rep. Mining Report Q4 2015 - New Study Released

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Wed Sep 23 2015

The DRC's mining sector will be supported by the country's vast high-grade mineral reserves and strong mining project pipeline. Despite this , mineral policy uncertainty and violent unrest in the east will limit investment growth.

The Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) mining sector growth will be supported by the country's vast high-grade mineral reserves and strong project pipeline. We forecast DRC's mining industry value to grow from USD4.7 billion (bn) in 2015 to 6.7bn in 2019. This would represent an average growth of 8.5% y-o-y over 2015-2019, up from an average annual growth of 3.4% over 2010-2014.

However, the country's regulatory uncertainty remains a key concern to the sector's long-term growth outlook. Ongoing mineral policy uncertainty could deter new investment from entering the sector and halt new projects from coming online. In our view, a production growth slowdown would have considerable effects within the country. For instance, over H115, DRC's gold and copper output growth averaged 78.8% and 21.2% y-o-y, respectively.

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Strong Growth Potential, Though Risks Remain

DRC's gold production growth will be primarily driven by Randgold Resources and Angolgold Ashanti's Kibali gold mine. The mine, a joint-venture between the two firms, holds reserves of over 11.6 million million ounces (moz), will produce 600 thousand ounces per annum (kozpa) at full output capacity. We forecast DRC's gold output to grow from 1.28moz in 2015 to 4.01moz in 2019, averaging annual growth of 35.1% over 2015-2019.

The Congo, Dem. Rep. 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 Congo, Dem. Rep. 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 Congo, Dem. Rep..

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