Resources/Energy Development and Business

The development, production, refining and transportation of oil, natural gas and other various mineral resources on the African continent represent a major business area that could drive African growth.

For resources development and production, a specialized business community has been formed for exchanging information. Japanese general trading companies and other companies with advanced technologies are performing well in the community. Successful resources development can bring about new demand in various relevant industrial sectors. In addition, governments of resource-rich countries use income from resources development for expanding infrastructure and public services, leading to great changes in economic development and various economic operations and creating new business chances.

This section will post basic information on African resources and energy development trends, relevant economic development changes and business chances as provided by the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC), resources development companies and experts monitoring resources development trends.

Provided information from JOGMEC

African resource development trend (Whole picture of Africa,a resource-rich land) (in Japanese)

Investment climate investigation

Tanzania’s investment climate investigation(2006) (in Japanese)

Botswana’s investment climate investigation(2008) (in Japanese)

Malawi’s investment climate investigation(2010) (in Japanese)

Republic of Angola’s investment climate investigation(2012) (in Japanese)

Mozambique’s investment climate investigation(2012) (in Japanese)

Cooperated webpage of JOGMEC

Provided information from JICA

Kenya: Technical cooperation for geothermal development started (in Japanese)

(JICA annual report of 2013)

Information related to African Development Bank Group

『Africa’s Mineral Wealth:A blessing or curse

(Address by Dr. Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank, Japanese version)

『Shale Gas and its Implications for Africa and the African Development Bank

(Reprinted from website of African Development Bank Group)

Activities of Japanese Enterprises

Mitsubishi Corporation “Mitsubishi’s aluminum smelting business in Mozambique” (in Japanese)

(Reprinted from special articles on Africa of “Japan Foreign Trade Council monthly report” May 2013)

Itochu Corporation “Itochu’s platinum-group metal development of South African Republic” (in Japanese)

(Reprinted from special articles on Africa of “Japan Foreign Trade Council monthly report” May 2013)

Mitsui & Co., Ltd. “Mozambique LNG Project – Challenge to reliable energy supply of world and contribution to Mozambique’s social economy development” (in Japanese)

(Reprinted from special articles on Africa of “Japan Foreign Trade Council monthly report” May 2013)