Global: 2012 in review and 2013 outlook

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Report summary

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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Table of contents

  • Executive summary
  • Production
  • Export cash costs
  • Capex Spending
  • Port Capacity

Tables and charts

This report includes 13 images and tables including:


  • Global: 2012 in review and 2013 outlook: Table 1


  • Total Marketable Production (Mt)
  • Incremental Marketable Production (Mt)
  • Seaborne Cash Costs (US$/t)
  • Incremental Seaborne Cash Costs (US$/t)
  • Deviation from global average energy-adjusted seaborne thermal export cash costs (6,322 kcal/kg gar)
  • Deviation from global average seaborne metallurgical export cash costs
  • Global: 2012 in review and 2013 outlook: Image 7
  • Seaborne metallurgical coal operating margins (FOB vessel)
  • Total Capex (US$M)
  • Incremental Capex (US$M)
  • Total Port Capacity (Mt)
  • Incremental Port Capacity (Mt)

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