West Africa 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.

Why you should buy this report

  • Benefit from the latest market opportunities
  • Understand the threats to your operations and investments and protect your company against future risks
  • Gain insight on emerging trends that could support, strengthen or disrupt your activities in the market
  • Get a full view of the competitive landscape to assess your market position
×

Sign up to download the West Africa Mining Report

By submitting this form you are acknowledging that you have read and understood our Privacy Policy.

Thank you for your interest

You will shortly receive your free executive summary by email.

West Africa Mining Report
Product Price
$1,345.00

The West Africa 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 West 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 Ghana, Cote d`Ivoire, Mauritania, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Mali, Guinea.

Key Benefits

  • Use BMI's independent industry forecasts on Ghana, Cote d`Ivoire, Mauritania, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Mali, Guinea to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and planning in this mining market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in Ghana, Cote d`Ivoire, Mauritania, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Mali, Guinea's mining sector through our reviews of latest mining industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Ghana, Cote d`Ivoire, Mauritania, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Mali, Guinea.
  • 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.

Coverage

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.

Sources

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.

BMI Industry View
7
Table: Select Countries - Mining Industry Forecast
7
Latest Developments & Structural Trends
7
SWOT
9
Industry Forecast
11
Guinea Bauxite: Pipeline To Support Growth
11
Latest Developments
11
Table: Guinea - Bauxite Production & Growth
12
Table: Guinea - New Projects
12
Structural Trends
14
Political Risks To Outlook
15
Guinea Iron Ore: Muted Output Growth In Coming Years
17
Latest Developments
17
Table: Guinea - Iron Ore Production & Growth
17
Table: Guinea - New Iron Ore Projects
18
Structural Trends
18
Sierra Leone: Slow Growth Ahead
21
Latest Developments
21
Table: Sierra Leone - Iron Ore Mine Production
21
Structural Trends
21
Table: Sierra Leone - Key Infrastructure Projects
25
Mauritania: Growth To Be Subdued
26
Latest Developments
26
Table: Mauritania - Mine Production & Growth
27
Table: Mauritania - New Iron Ore Mining Projects
28
Structural Trends
29
Modest Price Recovery To Constrain Growth
30
Infrastructure Weakness To Dampen Growth Outlook
31
C-te d'Ivoire Gold: New Projects To Support Growth
32
Latest Developments
32
Table: Cote d'Ivoire - Gold Production Forecast
32
Table: C-te d'Ivoire - Largest Gold Projects
33
Structural Trends
33
Liberia Iron Ore: Operational Challenges To Remain Key Impediment
37
Latest Developments
37
Table: Liberia - Iron Ore Production Forecast & Growth
37
Table: Liberia - New Iron Ore Projects
38
Structural Trends
39
Business Environment To Remain Relatively Stable
43
Mali Gold: Price Recovery To Support Growth
44
Latest Developments
44
Table: Mali - Gold Production Forecast
45
Table: Mali - Mining Ministry Gold Production Forecast
45
Structural Trends
46
Ghana Gold: Modest Growth In Coming Years
48
Latest Developments
48
Table: Ghana - Gold Production & Growth
49
Structural Trends
50
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
55
Guinea - Mining Risk/Reward Index
55
Rewards
55
Industry Rewards
55
Country Rewards
55
Risks
55
Industry Risks
55
Country Risks
55
Liberia Risk/Reward Index
56
Rewards
56
Industry Rewards
56
Country Rewards
56
Risks
56
Industry Risks
56
Country Risks
56
Africa - Risk/Reward Index
57
Key Takeaways
57
Latest Revisions
58
Table: Africa - Mining Risk/Reward Indices
60
Regulatory Development
61
Commodities Forecast
64
Commodities Forecasts
64
Table: Select Commodities - Performance & BMI Forecasts
64
Competitive Landscape
66
Table: West Africa: Key Mining Companies' Financial Metrics
67
Company Profile
68
Global Company Strategy - AngloGold Ashanti - Q1 2017
68
Table: Gold Price Forecast
70
Company Strategy
72
Table: AngloGold Ashanti - Key Financial Data
74
Global Company Strategy - Randgold Resources - Q1 2017
75
Table: Gold Price Forecast
77
Company Analysis
77
Table: Select Gold Companies Data
79
Latest Financial Results
80
Table: Randgold Resources - Key Financial Data
81
Global Company Strategy - Rio Tinto
82
Table: Select Commodities - Price Forecasts
84
Company Analysis
84
Table: Select Companies - Key Data
87
Table: Rio Tinto - Key Projects
90
Table: Rio Tinto - Key Financial Data
91
Regional Overview
92
Africa - Africa Mining: The Four Key Themes
92
Table: SSA - Key Operational And Regulatory Risks And Challenges
95
Methodology
100
Industry Forecast Methodology
100
Sources
101
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
102
Table: Weighting Of Indicators
103