Papua New Guinea Industry

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In what ways do global commodity markets affect the development of mining in Papua New Guinea?

The mining industry is one of the main pillars of economic growth in Papua New Guinea. In 2017 the sector accounted for 29% of GDP and generated 86% of export revenue. Gold and copper account for the majority of mining export revenue, respectively comprising 76.8% and 13% of total sector exports in the first five months of 2019. The mining industry also remains an important...

The future of Wafi-Golpu, a major gold and copper mine in Morobe Province to be developed by South Africa-headquartered Harmony Gold and Australian-owned Newcrest, appears uncertain after the government of Papua New Guinea told investors it intends to seek further benefits. Sam Basil, the then-treasurer, announced in June 2019 that the negotiation with the two firms was on...

Chapter | Industry & Retail from The Report: Papua New Guinea 2019

Already major contributors to the nation’s revenue base, Papua New Guinea’s industry and manufacturing sectors hold significant potential for future investment and development. As such, the administration of Prime Minister James Marape remains devoted to a course that will encourage and protect businesses while working towards a reduction in the national import bill. This policy serves to both...

Chapter | Mining from The Report: Papua New Guinea 2019

The mining industry is one of the main pillars of economic growth in Papua New Guinea. In 2017 the sector accounted for 29% of GDP and generated 86% of export revenue. Gold and copper account for the majority of mining export revenue, respectively comprising 76.8% and 13% of total sector exports in the first five months of 2019. The mining industry also remains an important source of job...

Efforts to improve public governance are gradually bolstering confidence in Papua New Guinea’s economy, despite national performance being heavily dependent on the extractive industries. Backed by macroeconomic development plans, Prime Minister James Marape’s administration is seeking to improve debt management, reduce foreign exchange imbalances, widen access to social services and provide greater employment opportunities.

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