zambia is among the main copper producers in the world and in africa ranking 8th in the world (chile 1st) and 2nd in africa after the democratic republic of congo. production volumes were 711515 tonnes in 2015 and 708000 tonnes in 2014.
f our big mines dominate zambia’s copper production complemented by several smaller players who also play an important role. all the mines are backed by a wide range of respected international investors. the zambian government through its investment-holding company zccm-ih is a minority shareholder in nearly all of them – and is in effect the biggest shareholder in zambia’s mining
listen free to the peace – black power (black power i have got no money and more). 8 tracks (37:24). 01 get on the way 02 this is the time now 03 ubalwa ne chamba 04 black power 05 i don´t know 06 peaceful man 07 i need mercy 08 i have got no money backsleeve notes: the peace was a band from ndola in zambia 39;s coopperbelt a mining region in central zambia central africa.
background zambia’s major economic activity is mining and as at 2005 mining contributed about 65% of export earnings. major minerals are copper and cobalt copper production stands at 465000 mt and is expected to reach about 700000 mt by 2010. 2 big copper mines (new) to being developed and several small ones.
furthermore the drc’s production costs are extremely favourable compared to regional competitors. in 2013 the average production cost of copper in the drc was $3672 per tonne. this same cost was $4582 in zambia and $4931 in south africa. this contributes it to being a favoured mining destination in the region.
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mining production in zambia averaged 6.47 percent from 2002 until 2018 reaching an all time high of 26.02 percent in the first quarter of 2004 and a record low of -12.10 percent in the fourth quarter of 2002. this page provides - zambia mining production- actual values historical data forecast chart statistics economic calendar and news.