Australian Mining Industry

Australia is one of the world’s leading coal exporters: in 2020, Australia was the No. 1 exporter of metallurgical coal and the No. 2 exporter of thermal coal1. Over the next five years, exports of both metallurgical coal and thermal coal are forecast to grow slowly.

BOYD’s Australian Coal Industry Map shows:

  • Coal basins, active mines and projects in each State
  • Major rail networks linking mines to ports
  • Coal export ports and their respective capacities
  • Domestic Power Plants and their respective capacities
  • In addition, the Map provides information about the operating mines by:

  • Mining method
  • Coal type
  • Output and saleable tonnage
  • Ownership



  • Source:
    1. Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, Commonwealth of Australia, Resources and Energy Quarterly, March 2021


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