South Africa coal mining market: Production to reach 322MMt by 2020

Press Release   •   Feb 26, 2013 14:54 GMT

South Africa coal mining market production is estimated to increase at a CAGR of 2.7% to 321.9 million metric tons (MMt) by the end of the forecast period 2012-2020. At the same time, exports are projected to grow at a CAGR of 3% to reach 100.3 MMt during the same period.

South Africa is one of the largest producers and exporters of coal in the world. The industry is characterized by two important factors: the world's largest and most advanced coal export terminal (the Richards Bay Coal Terminal) and favorable positioning between the Atlantic and Pacific coal markets, which makes it relatively easy to export competitively to either Europe or the Asian markets.

This report provides a comprehensive understanding of the coal mining industry in South Africa. This report provides historical and forecast data on Coal production, consumption and trade (export and/or imports) to 2020 with further split into coal grade and coal type (coking and steam coal). In additions to this, the report also includes drivers and restraints affecting the industry, profiles of major coal mining companies, information on major active and planned mines and regulations governing the industry. This report is built using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research and in-house analysis by our team of industry experts.

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