Angola Mining Report

Providing expert analysis, independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the mining.

Report includes: BMI Industry View, Industry SWOT Analysis, Industry Forecasts, BMI's Petrochemicals Risk Reward Index, Economic Forecasts, Company Profiles and Global, Regional and Country Industry Overviews.

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BMI View: Angola is emerging as an important mining market as the government looks to accelerate development of the industry in order to ease the economy's reliance on oil revenues. An increasingly open a supportive investment climate has led to increase collaboration with mining groups from overseas, while the number of private mining and exploration concessions granted by the government continues to grow. Diamond mining will continue to account for the vast majority of mineral export volumes, though there is potential to develop the country ' s abundant coal and gold reserves.

Angola Mining Industry Value (2013-2020)
2013 2014e 2015e 2016f 2017f 2018f 2019f 2020f
e/f = BMI estimate/forecast. Source: BMI calculation, World Bank
Mining Industry Value, USDbn, % y-o-y 4.00 4.80 5.60 5.80 6.10 6.40 6.70 7.00
Mining industry, % of GDP 3.84 3.93 5.65 6.79 5.94 5.57 5.83 5.71

Latest Updates And Developments

  • In October 2016, Angola's Minister of Geology and Mining awarded a consortium of diamond miners permission to explore for diamond deposits in the eastern province of Moxico. The concession, which has been granted for an initial period of five years, will be granted to national diamond company Endiama in partnership with Similese and Mukimbdono. The exploration area will measure 810 sq km in size.

  • In September 2016, Australian miner Lucapa Diamonds reported record diamond production from the Lulo diamond mining project in the quarter to September 30. The mine, which Lucapa operates in partnership with Endiama and Rosas & Petalas, produced 8,853 carats during the period, with an average diamond size of 1.9 carats. Lucapa is reportedly seeking to increase its 40% interest in the mine.

  • BMI forecasts Angola's diamond production to increase by 4.1% in 2016 to 9.66mn carats. Output will continue to expand over the remainder of the forecast period, averaging 4.7% a year to reach 11.62mn carats in 2020.

BMI Industry View
Table: Angola Mining Industry Value (2013-2020)
Industry Forecast
Diamonds: Lucapa Investment Bodes Well For Growth
Table: Diamond Production (Angola 2013-2020)
Structural Trends
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
Angola - Risk/Reward Index
Africa - Risk/Reward Index
Key Takeaways
Latest Revisions
Table: Africa - Mining Risk/Reward Indices
Regulatory Development
Commodities Forecast
Commodities Outlook
Table: BMI Commodities Price Forecasts
Competitive Landscape
Table: Largest Mining/Natural Resources Companies In Sub-Saharan Africa
Company Profile
Regional Overview
Sub-Saharan Africa Overview
Table: SSA - Government Involvement In Mining Sector
Industry Forecast Methodology
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Table: Weighting Of Indicators

The Angola 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 Angola 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 Angola.

Key Benefits

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


BMI Industry View

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.

Industry SWOT analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the mining sector and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry Forecasts

Historic data series (2009-2013) and forecasts to end-2019 for key industry and economic indicators, supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key risks to the main forecasts. Indicators include:

  • Mining industry: Industry size (USDmn), real growth (%), % of GDP, employment (‘000), workforce as % of total workforce, average wage (USD).
  • Output: Production volumes (‘000 tonnes, carats etc.) for all major metals, minerals, ores and gems mined in each state, including bauxite, copper, gold, coal, lead, silver, tin, titanium, uranium, zinc etc.
  • Exports: Value of exports (USDmn) for all major metals, minerals, ores and gems mined in each state.
  • Commodity markets: Global demand, supply, stocks and benchmark prices (USD) for aluminium, copper, lead, nickel, tin, zinc, gold and steel.

BMI’s Mining Risk Reward Index

BMI’s Risk Reward Indices provide investors (mining companies and support service providers) looking for opportunities in the region with a clear country-comparative assessment of a market’s risks and potential rewards. Each of the country markets are scored using a sophisticated model that includes more than 40 industry, economic and demographic data points to provide indices of highest to lowest appeal to investors, with each position explained.

Competitive Landscape Tables & Analysis

Comparative company analyses and tables detailing USD sales, % share of total sales, number of employees, year established, market cap/NAV, ownership structure, production and % market share.

Key Projects

Details and analysis of all current and planned developments (new ventures, capacity expansion and other investments) across the sector broken down by metal/ore.

Company Profiles*

Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI’s industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.


The Mining reports are based on an extensive network of primary sources, such as multilateral organisations (UN, WB, IMF), national chambers of commerce and industry, national statistical offices, government ministries and central banks, and multinational companies.

*Company profiles are not available for every country. Those reports instead contain information on the current activities of prominent companies operating in the market.