South Africa Mining Report Q4 2015 - New Market Research Report

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Mon Oct 26 2015

South Africa's mining sector will face significant headwinds as the country's gold and platinum industry will continue to struggle from labour unrest, price weakness and retrenchment. Growth in the country's coal and iron ore sector will be modest, driven primarily by increasing domestic demand.

Vast untapped mineral reserves, supportive government jurisdictions and few obstacles prohibiting foreign investment make South Africa's business environment one of the best on the continent. Despite this, weak mineral prices and continued labour unrest will curb the country's mining sector growth outlook over the coming quarters. We expect South Africa's share of global mined output to decline as other mining jurisdictions experience faster rates of growth. We expect South Africa's gold sector to lose market share, as miners will shift investment to low-cost, high resource opportunities in the rest of the continent such as the Democratic Republic of Congo. In light of the above, we forecast South Africa's mining industry value to grow from USD32.8bn (billion) in 2015 to USD36.0bn in 2019. This represents an average growth of 2.0% year-on-year (y-o-y) over 2015-2019, significantly lower than the average growth of 7.8% observed over 2010-2014.

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The South Africa 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 South Africa 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 South Africa.

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* Use BMI's independent industry forecasts on South Africa to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and planning in this mining market.
* Target business opportunities and risks in South Africa's mining sector through our reviews of latest mining industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in South Africa.
* Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. KPIs and latest activity), Key Projects Tables and Competitive Landscape Tables.


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Summary of BMI’s key forecasts and industry analysis, covering mining reserves, supply, demand and prices, plus analysis of landmark company developments and key changes in the regulatory environment.

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