In 2012 global coal supply was characterised by significantly lower margins than in previous years. Operating margins in the seaborne coal export market declined by 51% due to a dramatic decline in export prices. This drop led to a reduction in average royalty charges worldwide, but higher mining and transport costs offset this to leave average cash costs flat for the year. The key developments in 2012 and projections for 2013 include:
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Global: 2012 in review and 2013 outlook
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