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Mali

Population -  19.66 million, with a strategic position in the heart of West Africa

 member of Ecowas (economic community of west African states), a single trading bloc made up of 407 million consumers.

 

As a member of ECOWAS, Mali benefits from numerous international Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs), the most important of which is ECOWAS-EU EPA, giving unrestricted access to the EU.

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Mineral Resources

Mali is recognized for its great mineral wealth including  gold, iron, bauxite, uranium , as well as other resources. Mali is 3rd largest producer of Gold in Africa with 50 tonnes/year

 

  • Gold - According to official figures, gold alone brought about 1,388,356 billion FCFA in 2018, this is more than ⅔ of the country budget and nearly 75% of export products. The upward trend in gold income should be maintained, the government estimates that the known reserves and not yet exploited reached about 800 tonnes.

  • Iron reserves - Mali has significant iron reserves, about 2 million tonnes

  • Bauxite reserves - Mali has significant bauxite reserves, about 1,2 million tonnes

  • Uranium reserves - mali has about 5 thousands tonnes estimated for uranium reserves

  • Mali has also phosphates, copper, lead, zinc, lithium, limestone etc

  • Oil and Gas - Initial research reveals five high potential basins. Legislation has been revised to encourage exploitation for oil and gas

Experience & expertise

  • Two consultants based in Bamako with combined commercial experience of 20 years

  • Understanding on local economy, business activities and culture gained through education and involvement in Mining, Export & Import, Supply, Real Estate (including relocation and estate services), Business advice, Local partner matching 

  • Knowledge of Bambara, Manika, Songhai languages in addition to French, English and Russian at Business Competency level

  • Established relationships with senior government and business leaders together with in-depth understanding of economic activities and the regulatory environment.

Opportunities

  • INVEST in Agriculture: 39.5% of GDP, Mali is 2nd cotton producer in Africa with more than 500,000 tonnes/year 

  • Livestock: 25% of GDP of the primary sector and 11% of the national GDP. Mali is the largest country of livestock of ECOWAS

  • Energy: Total energy efficiency deficit of 22,600 GWh expected by 2030. Demands are in all levels (governmental, industrial and domestic)

  • Transport, supply, real estate, services etc

  • ENHANCING LOCAL INFRASTRUCTURE -  to support local community (Social Impact)

  • RESTORING/REHABILITATING mining sites for communities (Social Impact)

  • INDEPENDENT REPORT assessing local community relations and benefits (Social Impact) 

Email & Phone:

Address

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Har-Che BS, Aldgate Tower,

2 Leman Street, London, E1 8FA