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Mining Market in Western Africa - Growth Built around Infrastructure Development and Capital Investment in Gold and Iron Ore Mining

Abstract

Mining Market in Western Africa - Growth Built around Infrastructure Development and Capital Investment in Gold and Iron Ore Mining

Summary

GlobalData's report, 'Mining Market in Western Africa - Growth Built around Infrastructure Development and Capital Investment in Gold and Iron Ore Mining' provides key information and analysis of the West Africa regions mining industry. The report covers the industry's drivers and restraints, production, reserves, and details of fiscal terms governing the mining sector of different countries in West Africa.

Scope

  • Analysis of the West Africa mining industry with select countries in focus, it also includes sections that discuss the trends in production and reserves of select metals and minerals
  • The competitive landscape covers the top players in the mining industry in Western Africa, with the major active and planned projects
  • The mining sectors of Burkina Faso, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania and Sierra Leone are covered in detail
  • An overview of Benin, Guinea-Bissau, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo's mining sectors
  • Trends in West African's metals and minerals production with a primary focus on bauxite, coal, diamonds, gold, iron ore, manganese and phosphate. The potential for exploring copper, zinc and uranium deposits have been covered briefly.

Reasons to buy

  • Gain a strong understanding of the region's mining industry
  • Facilitate market analysis and forecasting of future bauxite, gold, iron ore and manganese industry trends
  • Facilitate decision making and strategy formulation on the basis of strong historic and forecast production,
  • Identify key growth and investment opportunities in the region's mining industry
  • Position yourself to gain the maximum advantage of the industry's growth potential

Keywords

Africa, West Africa, mining potential, gold, bauxite, iron ore, gold production, gold reserves, iron ore production, iron ore reserves, Drivers and Restraints, Active, Planned projects

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1 Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents 2

  • 1.1 List of Tables 5
  • 1.2 List of Figures 5

2 Introduction 6

  • 2.1 GlobalData Report Guidance 6

3 West Africa, Mining Overview 7

  • 3.1 West Africa, Mining Industry, Mining Potential 8
  • 3.2 West Africa, Mining Industry, Production Trends by Metals and Minerals 9
    • 3.2.1 Guinea Continues to Dominate Region's Bauxite Production in 2011 9
    • 3.2.2 Substantial Gold Reserves in the Region Attracting Investments 9
    • 3.2.3 Iron Ore Production to Increase in Leaps and Bounds 9
    • 3.2.4 Diamond, Manganese, Copper, Lead and Coal Sectors hold Significant Potential 9
  • 3.3 West Africa, Mining Industry, Factors Influencing the Mining Industry 10
    • 3.3.1 Government Initiatives and Regional Bodies to Play a Key Role in Driving the Mining Sector of West Africa 10
    • 3.3.2 Hike in Gold Prices to Boost the Region's Gold Production 10
    • 3.3.3 Illegal Mining, a Major Threat to the Mining Industry 10
    • 3.3.4 European Crisis to be a Barrier to the Region's Metals and Mineral Exports 10

4 West Africa, Mining Potential by Country - Burkina Faso 11

  • 4.1 West Africa, Burkina Faso, Mining Overview 11
  • 4.2 West Africa, Burkina Faso Mining Industry - Factors Influencing Mining 12
    • 4.2.1 Favorable Business Climate 12
    • 4.2.2 Good Infrastructure facilities 12
    • 4.2.3 Political Conditions of Neighboring Countries 12
  • 4.3 West Africa, Burkina Faso, Gold Mining Overview 13
    • 4.3.1 Production Scenario 13
    • 4.3.2 Gold Reserve Base in Burkina Faso 14
  • 4.4 West Africa, Burkina Faso Mining Industry, Other Metals Mining Scenario 15
    • 4.4.1 Manganese Mining Overview 15
    • 4.4.2 Others Metals Mining Overview 15
  • 4.5 West Africa, Burkina Faso Mining Industry - Fiscal Scenario 15

5 West Africa, Mining Potential by Country - Ghana 16

  • 5.1 West Africa, Ghana, Mining Overview 16
  • 5.2 West Africa, Ghana, Mining Industry - Factors Influencing Mining 17
    • 5.2.1 Significant Infrastructure Potential 17
    • 5.2.2 Tax Hike a Threat to Investment Potential 17
    • 5.2.3 Illegal Mining a Major Hurdle for the Mining Sector 17
  • 5.3 West Africa, Ghana, Gold Mining Overview 18
    • 5.3.1 Production Scenario 18
    • 5.3.2 Gold Reserve Base in Ghana 20
  • 5.4 West Africa, Ghana, Manganese Mining Overview 21
    • 5.4.1 Production Scenario 21
    • 5.4.2 Manganese Reserve Base in Ghana 22
  • 5.5 West Africa, Ghana Mining Industry, Other Metals Mining Scenario 23
    • 5.5.1 Diamond Mining Overview 23
    • 5.5.2 Bauxite Mining Overview 23
  • 5.6 West Africa, Ghana, Mining Industry - Fiscal Scenario 23

6 West Africa, Mining Potential by Country - Guinea 24

  • 6.1 West Africa, Guinea, Mining Overview 24
  • 6.2 West Africa, Guinea Mining Industry - Factors Influencing Mining 24
    • 6.2.1 Increased Foreign Direct Investment 24
    • 6.2.2 New Mining Code an Obstacle for Foreign Miners 24
  • 6.3 West Africa, Guinea, Bauxite Mining Overview 25
    • 6.3.1 Production Scenario 25
    • 6.3.2 Bauxite Reserve Base in Guinea 26
  • 6.4 West Africa, Guinea, Gold Mining Overview 27
    • 6.4.1 Production Scenario 27
    • 6.4.2 Gold Resource Base in Guinea 28
  • 6.5 West Africa, Guinea Mining Industry, Other Metals Mining Scenario 28
    • 6.5.1 Diamond Mining Overview 28
    • 6.5.2 Iron Ore Mining Overview 28
  • 6.6 West Africa, Guinea Mining Industry - Fiscal Scenario 29

7 West Africa, Mining Potential by Country - Liberia 30

  • 7.1 Western Africa, Liberia, Mining Overview 30
  • 7.2 West Africa, Liberia Mining Industry - Factors Influencing Mining 30
    • 7.2.1 Significant Iron Ore Mining Potential 30
    • 7.2.2 Lack of Government Activity in Improving Infrastructure 30
    • 7.2.3 Illegal Mining and Political Risks 31
  • 7.3 West Africa, Liberia, Iron Ore Mining Overview 31
    • 7.3.1 Production Scenario 31
    • 7.3.2 Iron Ore Reserve Base in Liberia 32
  • 7.4 West Africa, Liberia Mining Industry, Other Metals Mining Scenario 33
    • 7.4.1 Diamond Mining Overview 33
    • 7.4.2 Gold Mining Overview 33
  • 7.5 West Africa, Liberia Mining Industry - Fiscal Scenario 34

8 West Africa, Mining Potential by Country - Mali 35

  • 8.1 West Africa, Mali, Mining Overview 35
  • 8.2 West Africa, Mali Mining Industry - Factors Influencing Mining 35
    • 8.2.1 New Projects in Pipeline 35
    • 8.2.2 Increasing Gold Prices 35
    • 8.2.3 Gold Mines Closure 35
  • 8.3 West Africa, Mali, Gold Mining Overview 36
    • 8.3.1 Production Scenario 36
    • 8.3.2 Gold Reserve Base in Mali 37
  • 8.4 West Africa, Mali, Mining Industry - Fiscal Scenario 37

9 West Africa, Mining Potential by Country - Mauritania 38

  • 9.1 West Africa, Mauritania, Mining Overview 38
  • 9.2 West Africa, Mauritania Mining Industry - Factors Influencing Mining 39
    • 9.2.1 High-grade Reserves to Drive the Iron Ore Industry 39
    • 9.2.2 Attractive Mining Laws to Increase Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) 39
    • 9.2.3 Generation of Livelihood 39
    • 9.2.4 Limited Production 39
  • 9.3 West Africa, Mauritania, Iron Ore Mining Overview 40
    • 9.3.1 Production Scenario 40
    • 9.3.2 Iron Ore Reserve Base in Mauritania 41
  • 9.4 West Africa, Mauritania, Mining Industry - Fiscal Scenario 42

10 West Africa, Mining Potential by Country - Sierra Leone 43

  • 10.1 West Africa, Sierra Leone, Mining Overview 43
  • 10.2 West Africa, Sierra Leone Mining Industry - Factors Influencing Mining 44
    • 10.2.1 Increased Foreign Direct Investment 44
    • 10.2.2 Iron Ore Industry to Play a Key Role in Driving the Country's Economy 44
    • 10.2.3 Insufficient Infrastructure Facilities 44
    • 10.2.4 Illegal Mining 44
  • 10.3 West Africa, Sierra Leone, Iron Ore Mining Overview 45
    • 10.3.1 Production Scenario 45
    • 10.3.2 Iron Ore Reserve Base in Sierra Leone 46
  • 10.4 West Africa, Sierra Leone Mining Industry, Other Metals Mining Scenario 47
    • 10.4.1 Gold Mining Overview 47
    • 10.4.2 Diamonds Mining Overview 47
    • 10.4.3 Bauxite Mining Overview 47
  • 10.5 West Africa, Sierra Leone Mining Industry - Fiscal Scenario 48

11 West Africa, Mining Potential - Other Countries 49

  • 11.1 Togo Mining Overview 49
  • 11.2 Nigeria Mining Overview 50
  • 11.3 Senegal Mining Overview 51
  • 11.4 Guinea - Bissau Mining Overview 51
  • 11.5 Benin Mining Overview 52

12 West African Mining Industry, Major Active and Planned Projects 53

  • 12.1 West African Mining Industry, Top Active Projects 53
  • 12.2 West African Mining Industry, Top Planned Projects 54
  • 12.3 West African Mineral Industry, Top Mergers and Acquisitions 55

13 West Africa Mining Industry - Competitive Landscape 56

  • 13.1 IAMGOLD Corporation (IMG) - Burkina Faso, Mali 56
    • 13.1.1 IAMGOLD Corporation (IMG), Overview 56
    • 13.1.2 IAMGOLD Corporation (IMG), Business Description 56
  • 13.2 Consolidated Minerals Limited (Consmin) - Ghana 57
    • 13.2.1 Consolidated Minerals Limited (Consmin), Overview 57
    • 13.2.2 Consolidated Minerals Limited (Consmin), Business Description 57
  • 13.3 Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields) - Ghana 58
    • 13.3.1 Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields), Overview 58
    • 13.3.2 Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields), Business Description 58
  • 13.4 AngloGold Ashanti Limited - Guinea, Mali 60
    • 13.4.1 AngloGold Ashanti Limited, Overview 60
    • 13.4.2 AngloGold Ashanti Limited, Business Description 60
  • 13.5 Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinee SA (CBG) - Guinea 61
    • 13.5.1 Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinee SA (CBG), Overview 61
    • 13.5.2 Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinee SA (CBG), Bauxite Projects 61
  • 13.6 ArcelorMittal - Liberia 62
    • 13.6.1 ArcelorMittal, Overview 62
    • 13.6.2 ArcelorMittal, Business Description 62
  • 13.7 Societe Nationale Industrielle et Miniere (SNIM) - Mauritania 64
    • 13.7.1 Societe Nationale Industrielle et Miniere (SNIM), Overview 64
    • 13.7.2 Societe Nationale Industrielle et Miniere (SNIM), Business Description 64
    • 13.7.3 Societe Nationale Industrielle et Miniere (SNIM), Iron Ore Projects 65
  • 13.8 Koidu Holdings SA (Koidu) - Sierra Leone 66
    • 13.8.1 Koidu Holdings SA (Koidu), Overview 66
  • 13.9 London Mining Plc (London Mining) - Sierra Leone 66
    • 13.9.1 London Mining Plc (London Mining), Overview 66

14 Appendix 67

  • 14.1 Abbreviations 67
  • 14.2 Bibliography 68
  • 14.3 GlobalData's Methodology 72
    • 14.3.1 Coverage 72
    • 14.3.2 Secondary research 73
    • 14.3.3 Primary Research 73
    • 14.3.4 Expert Panel Validation 73
  • 14.4 Contact Us 74
  • 14.5 Disclaimer 74

List of Tables

1.1 List of Tables

  • Table 1: Mining Industry, Burkina Faso, Major Companies, 2011 11
  • Table 2: Mining Industry, Burkina Faso, Fiscal Terms, 2012 15
  • Table 3: Mining Industry, Ghana, Total Investments into Mining Industry (2005-2011) 16
  • Table 4: Gold Mining Industry, Ghana, Gold Mine Production By Company, 2011 18
  • Table 5: Mining Industry, Ghana, Fiscal Terms, 2012 23
  • Table 6: Gold Mining Industry, Guinea, Measured and Indicated Gold Resources by Mine, 2011 28
  • Table 7: Mining Industry, Guinea, Fiscal Terms, 2012 29
  • Table 8: Gold Mining Industry, Liberia, Major Gold Exploration Projects, 2011 33
  • Table 9: Mining Industry, Liberia, Fiscal Terms, 2012 34
  • Table 10: Mining Industry, Mali, Fiscal Terms, 2012 37
  • Table 11: Iron Ore Mining Industry, Mauritania, Iron Ore Reserve Volume for Major Active and Planned Projects, 2011 41
  • Table 12: Mining Industry, Mauritania, Fiscal Terms, 2012 42
  • Table 13: Diamond Mining Industry, Sierra Lone, Major Diamond Projects, 2012 47
  • Table 14: Mining Industry, Sierra Leone, Fiscal Terms, 2012 48
  • Table 15: Mining Industry, Togo, Major Mining Companies, 2011 49
  • Table 16: Coal Mining Industry, Nigeria, Coal Mining Projects, 2011 50
  • Table 17: Gold Mining Industry, Senegal, Gold Production ('000 Ounces), (2011-2020) 51
  • Table 18: Mining Industry, Western Africa, Major Active Projects by Country, 2011 53
  • Table 19: Mining Industry, Western Africa, Major Active and Planned Projects, (2012-2015) 54
  • Table 20: Mining Industry, Western Africa, Top Mergers and Acquisitions (M&As), (2010-2012) 55
  • Table 21: Gold Mining Industry, Burkina Faso and Mali, IAMGOLD Corporation (IMG), Major Gold Projects 56
  • Table 22: Manganese Mining Industry, Consolidated Minerals Limited (Consmin), Major Manganese Projects 58
  • Table 23: Gold Mining Industry, Ghana, Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields), Major Gold Projects 59
  • Table 24: Gold Mining Industry, Guinea and Mali, AngloGold Ashanti Limited, Major Gold Projects 61
  • Table 25: Bauxite Mining Industry, Guinea, Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinee SA, Major Bauxite Projects 61
  • Table 26: Iron Ore Mining Industry, Liberia, ArcelorMittal, Major Iron Ore Projects 64
  • Table 27: Iron Ore Mining Industry, Mauritania, Societe Nationale Industrielle et Miniere, Major Iron Ore Projects 65
  • Table 28: Diamond Mining Industry, Sierra Leone, Koidu Holdings SA, Major Diamond Projects 66
  • Table 29: Iron Ore Mining Industry, Sierra Leone, London Mining Plc, Major Iron Ore Projects 66

List of Figures

1.2 List of Figures

  • Figure 1: Western Africa Mining Industry, Metals and Minerals, Percentage of Global Production, 2011 7
  • Figure 2: Mining Industry, West Africa, Mining Business Potential for Select Countries, 2011 8
  • Figure 3: Gold Mining Industry, Burkina Faso, Gold Production ('000 ounces), 2000-2020 13
  • Figure 4: Gold Mining Industry, Burkina Faso, Proven and Probable Reserves by Company (Million Ounces (Moz), 2011 14
  • Figure 5: Gold Mining Industry, Ghana, Gold Mine Production ('000 Ounces), 2000-2020 19
  • Figure 6: Gold Mining Industry, Ghana, Mineral Property Map of Ghana, 2011 20
  • Figure 7: Manganese Mining Industry, Ghana, Manganese Ore Production ('000 Metric Tons), 2000-2020 21
  • Figure 8: Manganese Mining Industry, Ghana, Manganese Geological Map 22
  • Figure 9: Bauxite Mining Industry, Guinea, Bauxite Production (Million Metric Tons), 2000-2020 25
  • Figure 10: Bauxite Mining Industry, Guinea, Bauxite Reserves Distribution by Region (%), 2011 26
  • Figure 11: Gold Mining Industry, Guinea, Gold Mine Production (`000 Ounces), 2000-2020 27
  • Figure 12: Iron Ore Mining Industry, Liberia, Iron Ore Production (MMt), 2011-2020 31
  • Figure 13: Iron Ore Mining Industry, Liberia, Major Iron Ore Deposits Location, 2011 32
  • Figure 14: Gold Mining Industry, Mali, Gold Mine Production ('000 ounces), 2000-2020 36
  • Figure 15: Iron Ore Mining Industry, Mauritania, Iron Ore Production (MMt), 2000-2020 40
  • Figure 16: Mining Industry, Sierra Leone , Iron Ore Production (MMt), 2011-2020 45
  • Figure 17: Mining Industry, Sierra Leone , Iron Ore Inferred Resources (MMt), 2011 46
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