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Coal Mining in South Africa to 2020

39 pages report Published in Nov 2015

Synopsis

Timetric's 'Coal Mining in South Africa to 2020' report comprehensively covers South African reserves of coal, reserves by country and proximate analysis of coal by country, the historic and forecast data on coal production, historic and forecast production by grade and type, coal prices, historic and forecast coal consumption vs total electricity generation and electricity generated from coal, historic and forecast domestic consumption by type and coal exports.

The report also includes factors affecting demand for coal, 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.

It is an essential tool for companies active in South African mining, and for new competitors considering entering the industry.

Summary

Coal is a major commodity for the South African economy since it has the largest share in energy sources. The country had the ninth-largest proven reserves of coal globally, at 30.1 billion tonnes (Bnt) at the end of 2014, accounting for 3.4% of global reserves. South Africa is the world's seventh-largest coal-producing country, with coal production at 261.9Mt in 2014, up by 2.2% over 2013. Major coal producing provinces in the country include Mpumalanga and Limpopo, the Free State, Kwazulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape.

Scope

The report contains an overview of the South African coal mining industry together with the key factors affecting the industry and demand for the commodity.

It also provides information about reserves, proximate analysis of coal, historic and forecast data on coal production, production by type and grade, historic and forecast coal consumption and exports, the competitive landscape and active, exploration and development coal projects.

Reasons To Buy

Gain an understanding of the coal mining industry in South Africa, its reserves, historic and forecast data on coal production and by type and grade, historic and forecast domestic coal consumption and exports, demand drivers, active, exploration and development coal projects, the competitive landscape and the country's fiscal regime.

Key Highlights

  • Bituminous coal has a major share of the country's total reserves and these are mainly located in the Waterberg, Witbank, Highveld and Ermelo coal fields, with the remainder in the Sasolburg, Free State, Springbok Flats and other smaller fields.
  • The majority of coal produced in South Africa in 2014 was bituminous at 259.0Mt, accounting for 98.9% of total production; the remainder was anthracite.
  • Mpumalanga is the main coal-producing province and accounted for 80% of the country's total coal production in 2014.
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