Indian metallurgical coal production - challenges and opportunities

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Metallurgical coal imports have grown from 30 Mt in 2010 to 47 Mt in 2015 but domestic production remains flat at 8 Mtpa. In this insight, we identify challenges facing the domestic coking coal industry and why it is difficult to rapidly increase production without removing government controls and implementing market pricing. Strong domestic demand is an opportunity to ensure the optimum utilization of coking coal resources.

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  • Coal resources by state, Bt
  • Proved resources by coal type, Bt
  • Indian coalfields concentrated in the east, with coking coal rich basins predominantly in Jharkhand
  • Coking coal resources by state, Mt
  • Coking coal resources by basin, Mt
  • Total raw coal production by type, Mt
  • CIL coking coal production, Mt
  • Raw coking coal production, Mt
  • Washed metallurgical coal production, Mt
  • Quality range: domestic coking coal by type
  • Quality comparison: domestic vs. HCC benchmark
  • Benefits of quality adoption and following best practices

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