Global coal: putting Russia into context

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On August 22 2017, Wood Mackenzie's Research Director, Prakash Sharma presented at the round table "295 years of coal mining industry in Russia: new opportunities" in Moscow, Russia. The event included an expert discussion of the trends in both global and Russian domestic coal market, challenges facing the coal industry in Russia and the long-term strategy for the development of the industry. In this insight, we share the slides presented by Prakash and discuss the key issues raised at the round table.

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Table of contents

  • Domestic demand for thermal coal is slowing in Russia
  • Keeping rail tariffs low is critical to sustain the competitiveness of coal exports
  • Can Russian coal costs fall further?

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  • Benchmark thermal and met coal spot prices, US$/t
  • Russian coal exports to Pacific and Atlantic basins, Mt
  • 2017 seaborne met cost curve by component and by supply country, US$/t
  • Average mining productivity by supply country

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