Mining industry in Africa

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Statista Dossier on the African mining industry

This dossier provides some of the most interesting facts and figures relating to the mining industry in Africa. Africa is one of the most important mining regions in the world, producing significant quantities of platinum, copper, iron ore, uranium, diamonds, gold, and other important mineral commodities. This document provides an overview of the key figures, leading companies, and the leading commodities produced by the African mining industry.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • African mining exploration budget 2008-2017

    • Distribution of mining exploration budgets in Africa 2017

    • Africa's leading mining companies based on market capitalization 2020

    • Projected value of mining and infrastructure projects in Africa 2003-2030

    • Projected number of mining and infrastucture projects in Africa 2003-2030

  • 2. Precious metal production
    • African platinum production 2005-2021

    • African palladium production 2005-2021

    • African gold mine production 2005-2021

    • African gold mine production by country 2019

  • 3. Base metal production
    • African copper mine production 2005-2021

    • African copper mine production by country 2019

    • African nickel production 2005-2021

    • African nickel production by country 2019

    • African bauxite production 2009-2019

    • African aluminum production 2009-2019

    • Africa's share of global manganese production by country 2015

  • 4. Critical minerals production
    • African cobalt production volume 2005-2021

    • African cobalt production volume by country 2019

    • Africa's share of cobalt production worldwide by country 2015

    • Zimbabwe - lithium production 2005-2021

  • 5. Diamond production
    • African diamond mine production 2005-2021

    • African diamond production by country 2019

    • Africa's diamond production share worldwide by country 2015

    • Diamond production in Democratic Republic of the Congo 2004-2018

    • Diamond production in South Africa 2004-2018

    • Diamond production in Angola 2004-2018

    • Diamond production in Zimbabwe 2004-2018

    • Diamond production in Namibia 2004-2018

    • Diamond production in Lesotho 2004-2018

    • Diamond production in Sierra Leone 2004-2018

  • 6. Other mineral production
    • Africa's coal production in exajoules 1998-2019

    • African cement production by country 2015

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