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Angola to boost diamond output by over 20pc in 2015 – report

17 november 2014
Business Monitor International (BMI) said Angola is expecting to increase its diamond production by more than 20 percent next year.
It said in a summary of the Angola Mining Report Q1 2015 that the potential increase would be driven by the launch of a major maintenance project on the Catoca mine, which produces 87 percent of Angola's diamonds.
Catoca is owned by a consortium of local and international mining companies, including the state-owned mining company Endiama and Russia's Alrosa.
Geology and Mining Minister Francisco Queiroz was cited as saying that the country was targeting 9.5 million carats in production and 550,000 carats in artisanal production in 2015.
Meanwhile, BMI said Angola's mining industry was set to reach $7.5bn in 2018, growing at an average rate of 5.3 percent a year.
The rate of growth would remain stable thereafter, with diamonds providing the main thrust for production growth over the medium term, it said.
New areas of mining, including iron ore, copper and phosphates were also receiving increasing international interest from investors and are expected to provide further momentum for Angola's mining sector over the long term. 
“That said, we do not expect the mining sector to receive much attention from the government as the country's burgeoning oil sector attracts the lion's share of investment. Therefore, problems relating to mining such as poor infrastructure and stringent bureaucracy are unlikely to be resolved in the near term,” it said.  
“As yet, we see little chance that these aggressive expansion plans will come to fruition in the timeframe, primarily due to the country's infrastructure impediments.”

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished