Kazakhstan Mining Report

 Published On: Aug, 2016 |    No of Pages: 49 |  Published By: BMI Mining | Format: PDF
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BMI View: Kazakhstan's mining sector remains well placed for long-term expansion over the next few years, with the country taking advantage of its geographical location to position itself as an important supplier of commodities to the Asian and European markets. While we forecast the prices of key mined commodities such as coal, copper and iron ore to remain weak through to 2020, the sector is well placed to take advantage of the upside and, in particular, renewed demand from the likes of China and India. Strengthening trade links with these markets appear to support his strategy.

Latest Updates And Structural Trends
-Despite ongoing weakness in global commodity prices we anticipate positive growth in Kazakhstan's coal and iron ore production in 2016 and through the remaining forecast period. We forecast coal output to grow by 1.9% a year on average over 2016-2020 to reach 143mn tonnes (mnt), while iron ore output will increase by 1.2% to 28.1mnt.
Prices of both commodities will contract in 2016, with iron ore prices averaging USD53/tonne compared with USD56/tonne last year and thermal call slipping to USD53/tonne. The price of copper will also fall, averaging USD4,900/tonne compared with USD5,493/tonne in 2015.
The long-term growth of the mining sector will be supported by increased overseas demand as well as the growing needs of the domestic energy sector. The country's mining and energy sectors are attracting the attention of China and India and the Kazakhstani and Chinese governments recently signed agreements worth USD5.1bn in the field of transport, energy, nuclear, metallurgical and chemical industries. This includes the construction of a mining and metallurgical complex in Kazakhstan's Akmola region.

BMI Industry View ... 7
Table: Kazakhstan Mining Industry Value Forecast (2015-2020) . . 7
SWOT ...... 9
Industry Forecast .. 11
Iron Ore: Muted Growth Ahead Due To Weak Prices .... 11
Latest Developments . 11
Table: Iron Ore Production Forecast (Kazakhstan 2012-2020) . . . 11
Structural Trends ..... 12
Coal: Increasing Prices To Drive Production ...... 13
Latest Updates 13
Table: Coal Production Forecasts (Kazakhstan 2012-2020) . 14
Structural Trends ..... 15
Industry Set For Solid Growth ...... 16
Industry Risk Reward Ratings 18
Kazakhstan Risk/Reward Index ....... 18
Rewards ........ 18
Risks .... 18
Europe: Risk/Reward Index .. 20
Table: Europe - Mining Risk/Reward Index 21
Commodities Forecast .. 22
Commodities Outlook . 22
Table: BMI Commodities Price Forecasts . 22
Regulatory Development ........ 24
Table: Kazakhstan - Mineral Extraction Taxes . . 24
Trade & Investment Risk Analysis . 26
Competitive Landscape . 29
Table: Largest Mining Companies - Eastern Europe . . 30
Company Profile .... 34
KAZ Minerals .. 34
Table: KAZ Minerals - Financial Results . . . 36
Eurasian Natural Resources . 37
Table: Eurasian Resources - Financial Results . . 38
Regional Overview 39
Methodology . 46
Industry Forecast Methodology .... 46
Sources 47
Risk/Reward Index Methodology ... 48
Table: Weighting Of Indicators . 49
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