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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Australia: PCI producers doing it tougher
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