Bulgaria Mining Report 2016 - New Market Report

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Wed Mar 02 2016

Bulgaria's mining sector is relatively underdeveloped for a country of its size and is considerably smaller than those of the other Central and Eastern European nations, including Romania and Poland. Mining activity in the country is currently focused on two core minerals, coal and copper. Both sub-sectors are heavily consolidated with one key company dominating production in both cases. Expansion in mining production will be relatively moderate over the forecast period to 2020 as, with the majority of mined production used for domestic usage, there is relatively little incentive to expand capacity. That said, the sector is better insulated against global headwinds, namely the ongoing contraction in global commodity prices, than those of larger countries.

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Latest Updates And Forecasts:

We have revised our outlook for coal mining upwards in reflection of ongoing expansion plans by state-owned mining company Maritsa Iztok EAD; we forecast coal production to grow by 1.4% in 2016 and by 1.5% a year on average through to 2020 to reach just under 39mn tonnes.

Bulgaria's government is also reportedly devising a national mining strategy that seeks to support the sustainable development of the industry through to 2020. Coal mining, in particular, plays a key role in terms of power generation in the country and is likely to remain an important industry going forward.

We remain below consensus with regard to the pricing of Bulgaria's two key minerals, thermal coal and copper, however. We forecast average thermal coal prices to fall to USD59/tonne in 2016, while the price of copper will slip to USD5,400/tonne. We see the current low-price environment persisting through to 2020, with moderate growth occurring during this period.

The Bulgaria Mining Report has been researched at source and features BMI Research'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 Bulgaria 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 Bulgaria.

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

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