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Australia: PCI producers doing it tougher

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Lower coal prices and a higher Australian dollar have eroded metallurgical coal operating margins and resulted in widespread cost cutting and closure of some high cost operations over the last year. The recent uptick in prices and decrease in the Australian dollar exchange rate has provided some relief for producers but has it been enough? In this insight we provide metallurgical coal cost and margin curves by product type, to evaluate the strength of the sector under current conditions.  At...

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  • Executive summary
  • Hard coking coal
  • Semi coking coal
  • Pulverised Coal Injection (PCI) coal

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This report includes 7 images and tables including:

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  • 2013 Hard coking coal cost curve
  • 2013 Hard coking coal margin curve
  • 2013 Semi coking coal cost curve
  • Australia: PCI producers doing it tougher: Image 4
  • 2013 PCI cost curve
  • 2013 PCI margin curve

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  • Australia: PCI producers doing it tougher: Table 1

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