Mining industry in West Africa

Statistics report on the mining industry in West Africa

Mining industry in West Africa

The present report focuses on mining in West Africa, a sub-region endowed with rich mineral resources. First, it gives an overview of mining in Africa, including mineral prices and infrastructure. Moreover, it provides insightful facts on mineral fuels and production as well as GDP and international trade in West Africa. In addition to this, the mineral output in key countries in the sub-region are assessed.

Table of contents

Overview

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  • Premium Statistic Base metals - price by commodity 2019
  • Premium Statistic Mineral production volume in Africa 2000-2019
  • Basic Statistic Largest gold mines in Africa 2021
  • Premium Statistic Projected number of mining and infrastructure projects in Africa 2003-2030
  • Premium Statistic Projected value of mining and infrastructure projects in Africa 2003-2030

Mineral fuel production

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  • Premium Statistic Share of natural gas production in Africa 2019, by region
  • Premium Statistic Offshore rig count in West Africa by contract type 2021-2024
  • Premium Statistic Natural gas reserves in West Africa 2010-2022, by leading country
  • Premium Statistic Crude oil reserves in West Africa 2013-2021
  • Premium Statistic Volume of crude oil produced in West Africa 2013-2022
  • Premium Statistic Total coal production in West Africa 2018-2020

Other key mineral production

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  • Premium Statistic Diamond gem production in Africa as share of global production 2021, by country
  • Premium Statistic Volume of manganese produced by African countries 2021
  • Premium Statistic Leading uranium producer countries in Africa 2021
  • Premium Statistic Volume of gold produced in West Africa 2011-2021
  • Premium Statistic Volume of iron ore produced in West Africa 2011-2021
  • Premium Statistic Volume of bauxite produced in West Africa 2011-2021
  • Premium Statistic Aluminum production in West Africa 2011-2021

Gross Domestic Product

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  • Basic Statistic Mineral production value in Africa as a percentage of GDP 2000-2018
  • Basic Statistic Natural gas rents as a share of GDP in Africa 2019, by country
  • Premium Statistic Mineral rents as a share of GDP in Sub-Saharan Africa 2010-2020
  • Basic Statistic Value added of mining and quarrying as a share of GDP in West Africa 2020, by country

International trade

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  • Basic Statistic Imports of iron ore to Africa 2010-2019
  • Basic Statistic Value of mineral fuel and mineral oil imports in Africa 2022
  • Basic Statistic Total value of aluminum imports in Africa 2017-2020
  • Premium Statistic Exports of iron ore from Africa 2010-2019
  • Premium Statistic Export value of mineral fuels and mineral oils from Africa 2022, by country
  • Basic Statistic Total value of aluminum exports from Africa 2017-2020
  • Premium Statistic Value of aluminum exports from West Africa 2017-2021

Country focus

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  • Premium Statistic Volume of uranium produced in Niger 2011-2021
  • Premium Statistic Volume of zinc produced in Burkina Faso 2013-2021
  • Premium Statistic Volume of copper produced in Mauritania 2011-2021
  • Basic Statistic Gold mine production volume in Ghana 2011-2021

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