"We are positive on the outlook for Botswana's mining sector over our forecast period to 2017. Diamond output will remain the mainstay of Botswanan mining production, boosted by new projects being planned by both Gem Diamonds and Lucara Diamond Corporation; however, there are also key mining projects being developed in the copper, uranium and coal sub-sectors, such as Discovery Metals' Boseto project. Botswana's mining sector is one course for stable growth over the next few years and we forecast the sector to average 2.3% growth from 2012 to 2017, with the industry reaching a value of US$5.86bn by 2017."