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The impact on Australia of Chinese coal quality restrictions

The impact on Australia of Chinese coal quality restrictions

Report summary

New guidelines for coal quality extend 16% ash and 1% sulphur to potentially impact 105 million tonnes of imported thermal coal. While we expect the impact of the guidelines to be positive for imported thermal coal demand overall, high ash exports such as those from Australia would be negatively impacted. Increased processing of high ash coal to reduce ash levels is possible however higher costs would threaten the economics of these exports.

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  • Executive Summary
  • New coal quality guidelines
  • Impact on exporters
    • Australian high ash export mines - cost increase to switch to low ash product

In this report there are 4 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive Summary
  • New coal quality guidelines
    • Thermal coal imports to key regions 2013
  • Impact on exporters
    • Top 10 impacted Australian exporters
    • Australian high ash export mines quality ranges
    • The impact on Australia of Chinese coal quality restrictions: Image 4
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