China lead the way in Asia Pacific coal mining
The Asia-Pacific region is rich in coal deposits and has the largest amounts of coal reserves in the world. According to the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2011, the Asia-Pacific region had around 292.5 billion metric tons of coal reserves, or 35% of the global coffers, at the end of 2010. During 2011, production reached an estimated 4,866 million metric tons, accounting for 65% of total global coal production in that year. Asia's total dominance in the industry is emphasized by the fact that Europe, the second largest coal producer in 2011, accounted for a share of just 15%.
The Asia-Pacific region is expected to reign supreme as the leading coal-producing region in the future, helped along by China's impressive coal reserves. China is Asia's main coal-producing force, not only being the largest coal-producing country in the Asia-Pacific region, but also the largest in the world. During this decade, Asia-Pacific's coal production is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.1%, to reach approximately 7 billion metric tons by 2020.
The region's coal industry comprises China, India, Australia, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Thailand, Vietnam and New Zealand. China contributed 68% towards the region's total coal production in 2011. In contrast to China's colossal production, 2011 saw India offer a 13% share of regional production, while Australia accounted for an 8.5% share and Indonesia made a 7.2% contribution.
At 14%, China holds the most coal reserves in the region, the majority of these reserves are concentrated in the provinces of Inner Mongolia, Shanxi, Shandong, Xinjiang, Qinghai, Gansu and Ningxia. With the abundance of coal deposits across several provinces in the country, China's role as the world's coal production giant is set to continue, with many planned exploration projects fixed for the next decade.
This report provides key information and analysis of the Asia Pacific coal mining industry, comprising Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, New Zealand, Thailand and Vietnam. The report covers the industry's drivers and restraints, production, reserves, consumption and details of each country's trade balance (imports and exports). This report is based on data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research and in-house analysis by GBI Research's team of industry experts.
- Important Drivers and Restraints which are estimated to play a role in transforming the industry during the forecast period 2012-2020.
- Production of coal in Asia Pacific – Historical data for 2000 to 2011 is provided, along with forecasts through to 2020.
- Consumption demand of coal in terms of volume – Historical data for 2000 to 2011 is given, along with forecasts through to 2020.
- Export markets for Asia-Pacific coal categorized by the individual markets of Australia, China, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, New Zealand and Vietnam.
- Import markets for Asia-Pacific coal categorized by China and India import markets.
- Top Active and Planned projects spanning the Asia-Pacific region's coal mining landscape.
- Comprehensive profiles of key coal mining companies such as China Shenhua Energy Company Limited, China Coal Energy Company Limited, PT Bumi Resources Tbk., Xstrata Coal Pty Limited, Mitsubishi Development Pty Ltd and others are also discussed.