Iron Ore Mining in South Africa to 2020
The 'Iron Ore Mining in South Africa to 2020' report comprehensively covers the country's historical and forecast data on iron ore production by form, reserves, consumption and trade to 2020. The trade section provides information on export volumes to destination countries. The report also includes drivers and restraints affecting the industry, profiles of major iron ore mining companies, information on the major active, exploration and development projects and regulations governing the industry.
Executive Summary :
The South African government’s National Infrastructure Plan, which deals with the development of the country’s economic landscape, primarily concentrates on 18 Strategic Integrated Projects (SIP). Of these, three specifically focuses on the mining sector, including the Saldanha-Northern Cape development corridor; integrated rail; and port expansion, through which the annual throughput capacity of the Sishen-Saldanha iron ore corridor is expected to increase by about 40% post-development.
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The report contains an overview of South Africa's iron ore mining industry together with the key growth factors and restraints affecting the industry. Further, it provides information about reserves, production, prices, consumption, trade, competitive landscape, major active, exploration and development projects and the mining fiscal regime of the country.
Key Highlights :
• In the first quarter of 2014, the mining and quarrying industry reflected negative growth of 24.7% over the fourth quarter of 2013, due to lower production in gold, platinum and diamond mining.
• The Northern Cape, Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces account for the majority of the country’s iron ore production.
• South Africa’s iron ore production in 2013 was estimated to have increased marginally over the previous...