Diamond Mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to 2020

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has deposits of diamond, coal, gold, copper, cobalt, zinc, uranium, tin, silver, manganese, tungsten and cadmium. Mining plays an important role in the Congolese economy; it contributed around 21% to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2014. The Democratic Republic of the Congo had the world’s second-largest diamond reserves at the end of 2014, with 150 million carats (Mct), or 20.5% of global reserves. Significant diamond reserves are found primarily in the Kasai Occidental and Kasai Oriental provinces.

Scope

The report contains an overview of the Democratic Republic of the Congo's diamond mining industry together with the key factors affecting the industry and demand for the commodity.

It also provides information about DRC's diamond reserves, historic and forecast data on rough diamond production and rough diamond exports, the competitive landscape and active and exploration diamond projects.

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Gain an understanding of the diamond mining industry in DRC, diamond reserves, historic and forecast data on rough diamond production and exports, demand drivers, active and exploration diamond projects, the competitive landscape and the country's fiscal regime.

Companies mentioned

Mwana Africa Plc

Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

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

2.1 Reserves by Geographic Region and Country

2.2 Historic and Forecast Production

2.3 Active Mines

2.4 Exploration Projects

2.5 Rough Diamond Exports

2.6 Factors Affecting Demand for Diamonds

2.6.1 Demand from end-use and export market

3 Rough Diamond Producers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

3.1 Mwana Africa Plc

4 Fiscal Regime

4.1 The Congolese Mining Industry – Governing Bodies

4.1.1 The Ministry of Mines

4.1.2 Mining Registry

4.1.3 Centre for Expertise, Evaluation and Mineral Substances Certification Precious and Semi-Precious (CEEC)

4.2 The Congolese Mining Industry – Governing Laws

4.2.1 Mining Code: Law No 007/2002

4.3 The Congolese Mining Industry – Mining Licenses

4.3.1 Exploration license

4.3.2 Exploitation license

4.4 The Congolese Mining Industry – Mining Rights and Obligations

4.4.1 Rights

4.4.2 Obligations

4.5 The Congolese Mining Industry – Key Fiscal Terms

4.5.1 Royalty

4.5.2 Corporate income tax

4.5.3 Property tax

4.5.4 Depreciation

4.5.5 Loss carry forward

4.5.6 Exceptional tax on expatriates salaries

4.5.7 Turnover tax

4.5.8 Surface area tax

4.6 The Congolese Mining Industry – Future Development

5 Appendix

5.1 Abbreviations

5.2 Bibliography

5.3 Secondary Research

5.4 Primary Research

5.5 Contact GlobalData

5.6 About GlobalData

5.7 GlobalData’s Services

5.8 Disclaimer

List of Tables

Table 1: Diamond Mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo – Historic and Forecast Rough Diamond Production (Thousand Carats), 2000–2020

Table 2: Diamond Mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo – Active Mines, 2015

Table 3: Diamond Mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo – Exploration Projects, 2015

Table 4: Diamond Mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo – Historic and Forecast Rough Diamond Exports (Thousand Carats), 2003–2020

Table 5: Diamond Mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo – Mwana Africa Plc, 2015

Table 6: The Mining Industry in the Democratic Republic of the Congo – Royalty Rate (%), 2015

Table 7: The Mining Industry in the Democratic Republic of the Congo – Surface Area Tax 2015

List of Figures

Figure 1: Diamond Mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo – Global Diamond Reserves by Country (%), 2015

Figure 2: Diamond Mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo – Location of Kimberlite and Alluvial Deposits

Figure 3: Diamond Mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo – Historic and Forecast Rough Diamond Production (Thousand Carats), 2000–2020

Figure 4: Diamond Mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo – Historic and Forecast Rough Diamond Exports (Thousand Carats), 2003–2020

Figure 5: Diamond Mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo –Polished Diamond Exports from Belgium (%), 2015*

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