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Real Economy Insight 2017: Pumps Real Economy Insight 2017: Pumps Has PDF
Published: 23 Jun 17
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into separate reports under the banner Real Economy Insight, and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, pumps, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. This eight-page brief is a synopsis of key developments in the pumps industry over the past 12 months, including demand, local manufacture, exports and an overview of the global pumps market.
Real Economy Insight 2017: Iron-Ore Real Economy Insight 2017: Iron-Ore Has PDF
Published: 23 Jun 17
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into separate reports under the banner Real Economy Insight, and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, pumps, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. This eight-page brief is a synopsis of key developments in the iron-ore sector over the past 12 months, including details of the global and South African iron-ore markets, with a particular focus on supply and demand, iron-ore producers and their projects, as well as prospects for the sector.
Platinum 2017: A review of South Africa's platinum sector Platinum 2017: A review of South Africa's platinum sector Has PDF
Published: 26 May 17
Global platinum mine supply remains constrained, with South African producers facing the challenges of not only a low-price environment but also rising costs, regulatory uncertainties and safety stoppages. Creamer Media’s Platinum 2017 report provides a global overview of the platinum market and an outlook for the sector, with a particular focus on South Africa’s platinum-sector business environment. The report focuses on the main participants in South Africa’s platinum industry, other platinum producers, and exploration and development companies.
Gold 2017: A review of South Africa's gold sector Gold 2017: A review of South Africa's gold sector Has PDF
Published: 09 May 17
Despite sizeable gold reserves and high-grade orebodies, South Africa’s gold production has stagnated in recent years, with figures from the World Gold Council showing that the country’s gold production, which amounted to an estimated 167.10 t in 2016, remained virtually the same as the 167.20 t produced in 2015. This has positioned South Africa as the seventh-largest gold producer in the world, a position where some have speculated it is likely to remain. In this context, Creamer Media’s Gold 2017 report reviews the global gold market, with a particular focus on the South African gold sector, including issues, such as supply, labour, and electricity shortages, which are affecting the sector. It also reviews the major and smaller mining companies with operations in South Africa.
Projects in Progress 2017 (First Edition) Projects in Progress 2017 (First Edition) Has PDF
Published: 13 Apr 17
The South African economy remains subdued and the domestic project economy strongly reflects this feeble status. Although the National Treasury is forecasting public-sector infrastructure spending of R947.2-billion over the coming three years, the figure includes a number of megaprojects being built by State-owned companies (SoCs), which are well under way. The SoC’s are projected to invest R432.8-billion over the period and remain a major part of this public-infrastructure story. However, their balance sheets are generally stretched, which has resulted in some entities leaning more heavily than initially expected on their government guarantees. The upshot is that, until these entities stabilise or growth returns, there is little likelihood that they will be in a position to initiate major new projects. The list of major public-sector projects in the planning phase, as published in the Budget Review, also does not suggest an immediate turnaround. In the private sector, meanwhile, the overall weak economic climate is undermining business confidence, which is also being weighed down by policy and political uncertainty. Consequently, private fixed investment remains under pressure. However, the recovery in commodity prices could help stimulate some fresh activity, albeit mostly brownfield in nature. What is certain, is that a material recovery in business confidence will be required if private-sector investment is to return in earnest. Nevertheless, the first edition of the Projects in Progress for this year still includes valuable updates on some of South Africa’s largest infrastructure projects, as well as ongoing investments in the gold, coal and platinum sectors.
Iron-Ore 2017: A review of the iron-ore sector Iron-Ore 2017: A review of the iron-ore sector Has PDF
Published: 10 Apr 17
The iron-ore price astounded analysts in 2016 by recovering from a 2015 average of $55.30/t to end the year at more than $80/t. While the rally continued into 2017 – with the price exceeding $90/t in February, the highest since August 2014 – many market watchers are not convinced that the current level is sustainable and expect a pullback before the end of the year. Creamer Media’s Iron-Ore 2017 Report provides an overview of the global iron-ore market over the past year, with particular emphasis on supply and demand, trade and pricing. It provides not only information on the major global iron-ore producing companies and other significant producers, but also an overview of South Africa’s iron-ore market and its major producers.
Steel 2017: A review of South Africa's steel sector Steel 2017: A review of South Africa's steel sector Has PDF
Published: 08 Feb 17
While 2015 was considered an annus horribilis for the global steel industry, with the price of the alloy falling to its lowest level since 2004 and consequently causing several steel producers to cut capacity or simply close shop, there was a slight recovery in 2016 and the industry seems to be on the mend going into 2017. Still, the problem of supply exceeding demand is expected to persist. Creamer Media’s Steel 2017 Report examines South Africa’s steel industry over the past 12 months. The report provides insight into the global steel market and particularly into South Africa’s steel sector, and covers production and consumption, main producers and a brief overview of the global and local stainless steel market.
Africa Mining Projects in Progress 2016 (Second Edition) Africa Mining Projects in Progress 2016 (Second Edition) Has PDF
Published: 15 Dec 16
While the African continent remains “a treasure trove” of metals and minerals, with some of the last unexplored mineral tenements on earth, investment is needed in new exploration projects to ensure the long-term sustainability of its mining sectors. Further, Deloitte Emerging Markets & Africa MD Dr Martyn Davies said in November 2016 during a webcast precursor to the 2017 edition of the Investing in African Mining Indaba: “Bold, progressively minded leadership is what is . . . required for Africa to unlock its full potential in the mineral resources sphere.” Given this setting, the second edition of Creamer Media’s Africa Mining Projects in Progress 2016 showcases some of the many mining projects across the continent that are progressing, despite the sector facing many challenges, including the difficulty of raising capital, as well as socioeconomic and regulatory challenges.
Coal 2016: A review of South Africa's coal sector Coal 2016: A review of South Africa's coal sector Has PDF
Published: 14 Dec 16
Countries worldwide are striving to reduce their greenhouse-gas emissions to mitigate against climate change by investing in cleaner energy sources, including renewable energy, gas and nuclear. This is likely to impact, to some extent, on global coal consumption in the decades to come. Despite expected lower global demand growth, however, coal remains the top fuel for electricity generation, steel production and cement production, and is expected to remain a significant contributor to meeting the world’s energy needs. This is particularly true of South Africa, which is expanding its coal-fired power generation capacity. State-owned power utility Eskom is still adding capacity through its new-build Kusile and Medupi power plants, while a third new large coal-fired power station – Coal 3 – has been under consideration for years. The country’s Department of Energy also announced the first preferred bidders under its Coal Baseload Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme this year, which is expected to eventually contribute 2 500 MW to South Africa’s coal-fired power generation. Creamer Media’s Coal 2016 report examines South Africa’s coal industry with regard to the business environment, key participants in the sector, local demand, export sales and coal logistics, projects being undertaken by the large and smaller participants in the market, as well as various issues affecting the sector, such as industrial action and environmental considerations, among other topics.
Base Metals 2016: A review of Africa's base metals sector Base Metals 2016: A review of Africa's base metals sector Has PDF
Published: 02 Nov 16
Given expectations of a recovery in demand in China – a major producer and consumer of base metals – many commentators seem to agree that base metals prices have now bottomed, with investor services and ratings agency Moody’s stating in August 2016 that it had revised its outlook for the global base metals industry from ‘negative’ to ‘stable’. Creamer Media’s Base Metals 2016 report examines the global base metals market, with a particular focus on supply and demand; the production of copper, zinc, nickel and lead in the African market, and on selected base metals operations and projects in Africa.
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