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China railway capacity for coal transport: from shortage to surplus

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09 March 2016

China railway capacity for coal transport: from shortage to surplus

Report summary

China railway infrastructure industry has depended on domestic coal producers for a long time. Under current coal overcapacity circumstance, railway capacity utilization has dropped a lot. With new railway projects being developed, oil price hovering around low level, coal company opening its own infrastructure, what the previous monopolistic industry will do? How will it impact transportation cost of domestic coal miners? 

Table of contents

  • Executive summary
  • Coal-by-rail: strong interdependence
  • Capacity constraints led to more railway providers
  • Railway capacity in surplus: what has changed?
  • Can railways fight back to regain market share?
  • Conclusion

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This report includes 5 images and tables including:

  • Rail capacity and coal production (Mt)
  • Percentage of coal production transported by rail and coal as percentage of total rail cargo
  • China railway capacity for coal transport: from shortage to surplus: Image 3
  • China railway capacity for coal transport: from shortage to surplus: Image 4
  • China railway capacity for coal transport: from shortage to surplus: Image 5

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