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The rise and fall(?) of seaborne thermal costs


The rise and fall(?) of seaborne thermal costs

Report summary

The weighted average total cash cost for all seaborne thermal coal rose by 51%, or US$23.4/tonne, between 2009 and 2012.  Driving this cost escalation was an increase in mining costs US$13.2/tonne followed by a growth in transportation charges of US$5.7/tonne, both increases of more than 50% from 2009 levels.  The remaining categories of coal preparation, overheads, port, royalties and other taxes also experienced increases between US$0.7 and US$1.4/tonne. The six major supplying countries...

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  • Executive summary
  • Coal prices rise, and costs follow
  • Mining
  • Transportation and port
  • Coal preparation, overheads, royalties and taxes
  • Exchange rates
  • The future

In this report there are 7 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • Seaborne thermal weighted average cost in US$/tonne (energy adjusted, real 2013 basis)
  • Coal prices rise, and costs follow
    • Weighted average cost of seaborne thermal coal (energy adjusted, real 2013 basis)
    • Change in weighted average seaborne thermal coal cost from 2009 to 2012 (US$/tonne, real 2013 basis)
  • Mining
    • Pacific Basin seaborne suppliers weighted average costs (energy adjusted, real 2013 basis)
  • Transportation and port
    • Atlantic Basin seaborne suppliers weighted average costs (energy adjusted, real 2013 basis)
  • Coal preparation, overheads, royalties and taxes
  • Exchange rates
    • Exchange rates of local currency to US$
  • The future
    • Change in weighted average seaborne thermal coal cost from 2013 to 2018 (US$/tonne, real 2013 basis)
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