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Mining in West Africa
BY Alex Conradie
Nigeria
21 January 2019
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Mining in West Africa


West Africa supplied 22.6% of the world’s rutile (titanium oxide), 11.5% of its bauxite, 9.4% of its gold and 5.6% of its uranium in 2016. A large number of companies are involved in the region’s mining sector, including major companies like Aluminum Corporation of China Limited (Chalco), AngloGold Ashanti, Newmont Mining and Rusal. Artisanal mining forms a large part of the mining sector in the region, but is often associated with smuggling, revenue loss, child labour, human rights abuse, and environmental and human health and safety concerns.


Opportunities for Growth


The mining sector has been identified by most countries in the region as a potential catalyst for economic development, and there is a determined effort to attract foreign direct investment. The majority of minerals produced in West Africa are currently exported for further processing. In 2017 West African countries exported minerals worth US$16.1bn, 26.3% more than the previous year, mainly as a result of the large increase in Guinea’s exports. Factors such as a lack of infrastructure, and, in some countries, security, continue to have an impact on the performance of West Africa’s mining sector.


Report Coverage


This report on Mining in West Africa provides a comprehensive analysis of mining conditions, products and opportunities in West Africa. It includes reports on 36 companies such as AngloGold Ashanti, which plans to spend US$500m to reopen its Obuasi gold mine in Ghana , Societe Miniere de Boke, which signed agreements with Guinea to construct a railway, aluminium refinery and new bauxite mines that will cost US$3bn, Chalco, which is developing its US$500m Boffa bauxite mine in Guinea and Perseus Mining, which achieved commercial production at its US$107m Sissingue gold mine in Ivory Coast.


Page
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. REGION INFORMATION 1
3. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 3
3.1. Geographic Position 7
3.2. Industry Value Chain 13
4. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 14
5. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 17
5.1. Local 17
5.1.1. Trade 21
5.1.2. Corporate Actions 25
5.1.3. Regulations 29
5.2. Continental 32
5.3. International 33
6. INFLUENCING FACTORS 35
6.1. Economic Environment 35
6.2. Government Involvement 35
6.3. Lack of Infrastructure 37
6.4. Security Risks 37
6.5. Environmental Concerns 38
6.6. Labour Resources 38
6.7. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 40
7. COMPETITION 41
7.1. Barriers to Entry 41
8. SWOT ANALYSIS 42
9. OUTLOOK 42
10. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 42
11. REFERENCES 43
11.1. Publications 43
11.2. Websites 43
APPENDIX 1 45
Summary of Notable Players 45
COMPANY PROFILES 51
ABOSSO GOLDFIELDS LTD 51
ACACIA MINING PLC 53
ALLIANCE MINIERE RESPONSABLE SAS 58
ALUMINIUM CORPORATION OF CHINA LTD 60
AMR GOLD LTD 63
ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD 65
AVENIRA LTD 72
AVESORO RESOURCES INC. 74
B2GOLD CORP 77
BALAJI GROUP OF COMPANIES 81
GHANA MANGANESE COMPANY LTD 84
GOLD FIELDS GHANA LTD 86
GOLDEN STAR RESOURCES LTD 88
GUINEA ALUMINA CORPORATION LTD 91
GUINEENNE DES MINES 93
HUMMINGBIRD RESOURCES PLC 94
KERAS RESOURCES PLC 97
KINROSS GOLD CORPORATION 100
KOIDU LTD 104
MULTIVERSE MINING AND EXPLORATION PLC 106
NEWFIELD RESOURCES LTD 108
NEWMONT GHANA GOLD LTD 110
NORD GOLD S.E. 112
PERSEUS MINING (GHANA) LTD 115
RANDGOLD RESOURCES LTD 117
RESOLUTE MINING LTD 123
ROXGOLD INC 127
SEMAFO INC 130
SHILOH MANGANESE S.A. 133
SIERRA RUTILE LTD 135
SOCIETE DES MINES DU LIPTAKO (SML) S.A. 137
SOCIETE MINIERE DE BOKE 139
TREVALI MINING CORPORATION 141
UNITED COMPANY RUSAL PLC 144
VEDANTA RESOURCES PLC 148
WEST AFRICAN RESOURCES LTD 152
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  • Mining of Gold and Uranium 2017-11-01
  • The Coal Mining Sector, including Coal Testing and Laboratories 2017-06-07
  • Mining of Platinum 2016-12-14
  • Mining in West Africa 2016-05-23
  • Mining in West Africa 2016-05-23
  • Mining of Gold and Uranium 2016-05-23
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  • Mining of Diamonds 2015-12-03
  • Mining of Coal and Lignite and Coal Testing Laboratories 2015-11-25
  • Mining of Iron Ore 2015-11-20
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