Coal Mining in South Africa to 2022 - Coal Supply to Strengthen to Support Growing Domestic Demand

Coal Mining in South Africa to 2022 - Coal Supply to Strengthen to Support Growing Domestic Demand

  • June 2018 •
  • 59 pages •
  • Report ID: 5473889 •
  • Format: PDF
Coal Mining in South Africa to 2022 - Coal Supply to Strengthen to Support Growing Domestic Demand

South Africa is endowed with abundant natural resources, including gold, silver, diamond, coal, iron ore, and platinum. The country had 9.9 billion tonnes (Bnt) of proven coal reserves at the end of 2016. In 2017, the country’s coal production grew at a marginal rate of 0.6%, as a result of lower production by Anglo American plc, one of the country’s largest coal producers owing to operational difficulties and pit transition at the Khwezela and Mafube mines respectively.

To meet the growing demand from the domestic power sector, the country’s coal production between 2018 and 2022 is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 0.8%, supported by the commencement of various operations including the Mopane, Schoonoord, and Belfast projects.

South Africa was the world’s sixth-largest consumer of coal in 2017. Consumption over the forecast period (2018-2022) is expected to reach 200.4Mt in 2022, owing to an increase in the country’s coal-based electricity generation capacities in the coming years. Consumption by the country’s power sector is expected to reach 127.4Mt by 2022, as the domestic government aims to achieve a 97% electrification rate by 2025 with a combination of on-grid and off-grid electricity generation plants.

Glencoreplc, Anglo American plc, Exxaro Resources Ltd., and South32 Ltd. are the major players in the South African coal industry.

"Coal Mining in South Africa to 2022", provides a comprehensive coverage on South African coal industry. It provides historical and forecast data on coal production by type, coal reserves, consumption and exports to 2022.

The report also includes a demand drivers section providing information on factors that are affecting the South African coal industry.It further provides mines and projects count by company by status, profiles of major coal producers, information on the major active, planned and exploration projects.

In addition, the report also covers South Africa’s mining fiscal regime.

- The report contains an overview of South Africa’s coal mining industry inlcuding key demand driving factors affecting the country’s coal industry.
- It also provides detailed information on reserves, production, production by type, major operating mines, major exploration and development projects, competitive landscape, consumption, and exports.
- Further, it also provides country’s fiscal regime, which covers governing bodies, relevant laws, rights and permits as well as key taxes, and royalties.

Reasons to buy
- To gain an understanding of the South African coal mining industry, relevant driving factors
- To identify its reserves, historical and forecast trend on domestic coal production, consumption, and exports
- To gain an overview of the country’s mining fiscal regime
- To identify South African governing bodies, laws, rights and permits, major taxes, fees and royalties applciable for the country’s mining industry.

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