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Slovakia Mining Report 2016

  • April 2016
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  • Business Monitor International
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  • 37 pages

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BMI View: Slovakia's is among the smaller European mining sectors we monitor with activity in thecountry currently focused on brown coal, produced for domestic energy use, as well as small quantities ofgold, residual produce from a once-thriving gold mining industry. The scenario is unlikely to changesignificantly over the forecast period. However, we note that the Slovak government remain committed tosupporting coal miners given that the commodity represents an important source of energy production. Wealso note the potential for significant expansion in gold mining, should prices remain at a profitable level.Ortac Resources is currently conducting feasibility studies with a view to recommencing mining activities inthe country.

Key Updates And Forecasts:

- Slovakia's government appears committed to safeguarding the future of its coal mining sector for the timebeing. With around 90% of the country's energy imported from abroad, the government is under pressureto maintain electricity prices at an affordable level, and in February 2016 it secured approval to subsidisecosts to heavy industry to the amount of EUR250mn.

- We envisage Slovakia's total coal output to remain largely unchanged through our forecast period to2020. Coal production is expected to grow by 0.6% to 2.30mn tonnes (mnt) in 2016, rising to 2.53mnt in2020.

- Mined gold production is expected to be resumed in Slovakia within the current forecast perdio followingthe decision by Ortac Resources to recommence operations at the Šturec deposit. Production shouldgrow by 7.5% y-o-y over 2017-2020, reaching 1,900oz.

Table Of Contents

Slovakia Mining Report 2016
BMI Industry View 7
Table: Slovakia Mining Industry Value Forecast 7
SWOT 8
Industry Forecast 10
Slovakia - Coal: Government Support To Remain Crucial 10
Table: Coal Production Forecast (Slovakia 2013-2020) 10
Table: Slovakia - Coal Mines 12
Gold: Ortac Key To Revival 13
Table: Slovakia - Major Gold Projects 14
Industry Risk Reward Ratings 15
Slovakia Risk/ Reward Ratings 15
Rewards 15
Industry Rewards 15
Country Rewards 15
Risks 16
Industry Risks 16
Country Risks 16
Europe: Risk/Reward Index 17
Table: Europe - Mining Risk/Reward Index 18
Regulatory Development 19
Tax Regime 20
Corruption A Key Challenge 20
Commodities Forecast 21
Commodities Outlook 21
Table: BMI Commodities Price Forecasts 21
Competitive Landscape 22
Company Profile 24
Hornonitrianske Bane Prievidza (HBP) 24
Slovalco 26
Regional Overview 28
Methodology 34
Industry Forecast Methodology 34
Sources 35
Risk/Reward Index Methodology 36
Table: Weighting Of Indicators 37

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