Rail reforms will increase China's transport costs

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28 November 2013

Rail reforms will increase China's transport costs

Report summary

China's rail capacity is not available to all coal producers in a transparent manner. State-owned enterprises and large coal producers have preference over smaller miners and private operators, who need to rely on the road network. Road is currently a viable option for coal transport up to 400 kilometres for small miners who do not own rail lines and/or could not access rail capacity without paying an unofficial agency fee. For SOE companies that can obtain rail quotas, rail is typically...

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This report includes 5 images and tables including:

  • China Railway Corporation's coal freight tariff breakdown
  • Railway base freight trend (2006-2013)
  • Road transport freight for select routes
  • Cost comparison between rail and truck transport for coal
  • Estimated breakdown of the agent fee

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