Precious Metals Mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to 2020 – a Focus on the Diamond Industry

Most reserves are located in the provinces of Kasai Occidental, Kasai Oriental and Katanga. The DRC’s diamond mining industry is fully export-oriented, and it produced 15.7 million carats of rough diamonds in 2013, with the majority of production originating from the Kasai-Oriental and Kasai-Occidental provinces.

Scope

GlobalData's 'Precious Metals Mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to 2020 – a Focus on the Diamond Industry' report contains an overview of the Democratic Republic of the Congo's diamond mining industry together with the key growth factors and restraints affecting the industry. It also provides information about reserves, production, trade, competitive landscape, major active, exploration and development projects and the mining fiscal regime of the country.

Key Highlights

• The mining industry's contribution to the country’s GDP grew from 25% in 2012 to 27.4% in 2013.

• Key upcoming projects include the IGE Tshikapa project, the Longatshimo project, the Mbelenge project and the Lubembe project − located in the Kasai-Occidental province − and the Mbujimayi project − located in the Kasai-Oriental province.

• Artisanal and small-scale miners account for the majority of DRC’s rough diamond production; around a third of the rough diamonds produced are estimated to be smuggled out of the country.

• In 2013, rough diamond production in the DRC measured 15.7 million carats, a decline of around 27% over 2012 owing to the cash flow problems at mining company Société Minière de Bakwanga (MIBA) and the reduction in the number of exploitable areas due to the new system of mining permits issued to artisanal diamond producers.

Reasons to buy

Gain an understanding of Democratic Republic of the Congo's diamond mining industry, the relevant drivers and restraining factors, reserves, historical and forecast production, trade and fiscal regime.

Companies mentioned

Mwana Africa Plc

Namakwa Diamonds Ltd

Gem Diamonds Ltd

Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Precious Metals Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo

2.1 Country Overview

2.2 Mining Overview

2.3 Precious Metals Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo – Drivers

2.4 Precious Metals Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo – Restraints

3 Diamond Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo – Reserves, Production and Trade

3.1 Reserves by Geographic Region/Grade

3.2 Historical and Forecast Production

3.3 Total Production by Province

3.4 Total Production by Major Mines

3.5 Major Exploration and Development Projects

3.6 Diamond Exports

4 Competitive Landscape

4.1 Mwana Africa Plc

4.2 Namakwa Diamonds Ltd

4.3 Gem Diamonds Ltd

5 Fiscal Regime

5.1 The Congolese Mining Industry – Governing Bodies

5.1.1 The Ministry of Mines

5.1.2 The Directorate of Mines

5.1.3 The Department in Charge of the Protection of the Mining Environment

5.1.4 The Geology Directorate

5.1.5 The Technical Unit for Mining Coordination and Planning

5.2 The Congolese Mining Industry – Governing Laws

5.2.1 Mining Code: Law No 007/2002

5.3 The Congolese Mining Industry – Mining Licenses

5.3.1 Exploration Licenses

5.3.2 The Exploitation License

5.4 The Congolese Mining Industry – Mining Rights and Obligations

5.4.1 Rights

5.4.2 Obligations

5.5 The Congolese Mining Industry – Key Fiscal Terms

5.5.1 Royalty

5.5.2 Corporate Income Tax

5.5.3 Property Tax

5.5.4 Tax on Vehicles

5.5.5 Depreciation

5.5.6 Loss Carry Forward

5.5.7 Withholding Tax

5.5.8 Exceptional Tax on Expatriates’ Salaries

5.5.9 Value Added Tax (VAT)

6 Appendix

6.1 What is This Report About?

6.2 Methodology

6.3 Secondary Research

6.4 Primary Research

6.5 Contact GlobalData

6.6 About GlobalData

6.7 GlobalData’s Services

6.8 Disclaimer

List of Tables

Table 1: Precious Metals Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo – Rough Diamond Production (Million Carats), 2004–2020

Table 2: Precious Metals Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo – Major Active Mines, 2014

Table 3: Precious Metals Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo – Major Exploration Projects, 2014

Table 4: Precious Metals Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo – Major Development Project, 2014

Table 5: Precious Metals Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo – Rough Diamond Exports (Million Carats), 2004–2020

Table 6: Precious Metals Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo – Mwana Africa plc, Major Projects 2014

Table 7: Precious Metals Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo – Namakwa Diamonds Limited, Major Projects, 2014

Table 8: Precious Metals Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo – Gem Diamonds Limited, Major Projects, 2014

Table 9: The Mining Industry in the Democratic Republic of Congo – Royalty Rate (%), 2014

List of Figures

Figure 1: Precious Metals Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo – Key Mineral Deposits

Figure 2: Precious Metals Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo – Reserves (Million Carats), February 2014

Figure 3: Precious Metals Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo – Rough Diamond Production (Million Carats), 2004–2020

Figure 4: Precious Metals Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo – Rough Diamond Exports (Million Carats), 2004–2020

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