Coal Mining in Australia
Australia was ranked fourth in the world for coal mining at the end of 2014. The country has 8.6% of global proven coal reserves, of which sub-bituminous and lignite grade reserves accounted for 51.4%, and anthracite and bituminous grades accounted for 48.6%.
Queensland and New South Wales (NSW) have substantial black coal resources, accounting for 96% of Australia’s total black coal. Brown coal resources are mainly found in the Latrobe Valley in Victoria, with other deposits in Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania.
‘Coal Mining in Australia to 2020‘ is a market report covering Australian reserves of coal, proximate analysis of various coal, reserves by state, the historic and forecast data on Australian coal production, production by grade, type and state, historic and forecast production of selected coal mines, coal prices, historic and forecast coal consumption and exports, consumption by type and exports by country and type. The report also includes factors influencing Australia’s coal demand, profiles of major coal producing companies and information on the active, exploration and development coal projects.
The fiscal regime section provides information about the country’s regulatory authority, laws, licenses and other fiscal regime information such as taxes, rates and other charges applicable to the mining of the commodity in the country. This report is an essential tool for companies active across the Australian mining value chain and for new competitors considering entering the industry.
Companies featured in this report include: Glencore Plc;BHP Billiton Ltd;Rio Tinto Plc;Peabody Energy Corporation;Yancoal Australia Ltd