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Kazakhstan: Current and potential role in the export coal market

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04 June 2013

Kazakhstan: Current and potential role in the export coal market

Report summary

Kazakhstan is a large coal producer, with total raw production of over 110 million tonnes in 2012, approximately 95% of which is thermal coal. A significant proportion of thermal coal is exported, mainly to Russia, while most of the coking coal is consumed domestically. Small volumes of both thermal and coking coal are also supplied to Europe and China. Kazakhstan's government recently lifted a ban on new exploration and mining licenses, imposed in 2008, and pledged support to investors,

Table of contents

  • Executive summary
  • Introduction
  • Resource base – significant potential for new discoveries
  • Quality and transport are the key barriers to growth
  • Legislation still unfavourable to foreign investors
  • Conclusion

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  • Kazakhstan: Current and potential role in the export coal market: Table 1
  • Location of major coal deposits in Kazakhstan

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