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South Africa's export coal cost trends from 2000 to 2020

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26 November 2014

South Africa's export coal cost trends from 2000 to 2020

Report summary

For more than a decade, the upward trend in coal prices has driven average operating costs for South African export coal assets. Between 2000 and 2014, average total export coal costs have more than quadrupled from R134/tonne to R564/tonne. We have identified three distinct periods for export coal costs in South Africa.

Table of contents

    • Cost trends
      • Gradual rise in costs from 2000 to 2003
      • Cost escalation from 2003 to 2011
      • Cost's fall from 2011 to 2014 in US dollars
      • Beyond 2014

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This report includes 5 images and tables including:

  • Export total cash cost trend (R/tonne)
  • Export total cash cost trend (US$/tonne)
  • Export total cash cost curve 2000, 2005, 2011, 2014 and 2020 (R/tonne)
  • Export total cash cost curve 2000, 2005, 2011, 2014 and 2020 (US$/tonne)
  • Economic assumptions

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