West Africa Gold Mining to 2024 – Updated with Impact of COVID-19

Gold mining in Africa has seen a paradigm shift from South Africa’s dominance to the rising importance of the West African region in the last decade in terms of production. Ghana, Burkina Faso, and Mali the top three gold-producing countries in West Africa and together accounts for 33% of Africa’s total gold production. The economic viability and geographical potential have been the prime reasons for investors’ interest in gold mining in West Africa. COVID-19 has impacted production, with the collective output of these three countries falling by 4.7% in 2020, with the greatest declines in Ghana and Mali with falls of 7.5% and 5.6% respectively. However, production from Burkina Faso was estimated to have grown by 2% in 2020, despite the impact of COVID-19. AngloGold Ashanti Ltd, Newmont Corp., Gold Fields Limited, and B2Gold Corp. are the four largest gold producers in the West Africa region.

Scope

The report contains an overview of the top three largest gold producing countries in West Africa region. It also provides detailed information on reserves, reserves by country, production by top three counties in the region, production by company, major operating mines, competitive landscape, major exploration and development projects, copper exports.

Reasons to buy

To gain an understanding of the top three gold producing countries in West Africa

Comprehensive evaluation of the impact of COVID-19 on these three countries in the region, in terms of gold production

To understand historical and forecast trend on Ghana, Burkina Faso and Mali’’s gold production

To assess the key gold players in West Africa region

To gain an understanding of major active, exploration and development projects in the top three gold producing countries in West African region

Companies mentioned

AngloGold Ashanti Ltd, Newmont Corp., Gold Fields Ltd, and B2Gold Corp

Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Reserves, Production and Prices

2.1 West Africa Gold Reserves by Country

2.1.1 Ghana

2.1.2 Burkina Faso

2.1.3 Mali

2.2 West Africa Gold Production

2.2.1 Ghana

2.2.2 Burkina Faso

2.2.3 Mali

2.3 Production by Company

3 West Africa Gold Assets

3.1 Mines and Projects by Stage and Country

3.2 Active Mines

3.3 Exploration Projects

3.4 Development Projects

3.5 Gold Prices

4 Gold Exports

5 Major Gold Producers in West Africa

5.1 Mines and Projects by Company

5.2 Company Profiles

5.2.1 AngloGold Ashanti Ltd

5.2.2 Newmont Corp.

5.2.3 Gold Fields Limited

5.2.4 B2Gold Corp.

6 Appendix

6.1 Abbreviations

6.2 Methodology

6.3 Coverage

6.4 Secondary Research

List of Tables

Table 1: West Africa Gold Mining – Top Active Mines in Ghana by Metal Reserves (Million Ounces)

Table 2: West Africa Gold Mining – Top Active Mines in Burkina Faso by Metal Reserves (Million Ounces)

Table 3: West Africa Gold Mining – Top Active Mines in Mali by Metal Reserves (Million Ounces)

Table 4: West Africa Gold Mining – Historical and Forecast Gold Production by Top Three Countries in West Africa (Thousand Ounces), 2004–2024

Table 5: West Africa Gold Mining – Gold Production in Ghana (Thousand Ounces), 2004–2024

Table 6: West Africa Gold Mining – Gold Production in Burkina Faso (Thousand Ounces), 2004–2024

Table 7: West Africa Gold Mining – Gold Production in Mali (Thousand Ounces), 2004–2024

Table 8: West Africa Gold Mining – Active Mines, 2020

Table 9: West Africa Gold Mining – Exploration Projects, 2020

Table 10: West Africa Gold Mining – Development Projects, 2020

Table 11: West Africa Gold Mining – Gold Prices Quarterly (US$/Ounces), Q1 2014–Q4 2021

Table 12: West Africa Gold Mining – Number of Operating, Development and Exploration Projects by Company, 2020

Table 13: West Africa Gold Mining – AngloGold Ashanti Ltd, Major Projects, 2020

Table 14: West Africa Gold Mining – Newmont Corp., Major Projects, 2020

Table 15: West Africa Gold Mining – Gold Fields Limited, Major Projects, 2020

Table 16: West Africa Gold Mining – B2Gold Corp., Major Projects, 2020

List of Figures

Figure 1: West Africa Gold Mining – Historic and Forecast Gold Production by Top Three Countries in West Africa (Thousand Ounces), 2004–2024

Figure 2: West Africa Gold Mining – Gold Production in Ghana (Thousand Ounces), 2004–2024

Figure 3: West Africa Gold Mining – Gold Production in Burkina Faso (Thousand Ounces), 2004–2024

Figure 4: West Africa Gold Mining – Gold Production in Mali (Thousand Ounces), 2004–2024

Figure 5: West Africa Gold Mining – Gold Production by Major Company (Thousand Ounces), 2017-2020

Figure 6: West Africa Gold Mining – Gold Mine Count by Country and Stage, 2020

Figure 7: West Africa Gold Mining – Gold Prices Quarterly (US$/Ounces), Q1 2014–Q4 2021

Figure 8: West Africa Gold Mining – Number of Operating, Development and Exploration Projects by Company, 2020

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