Voice for Mining Family Day 2019

Voice for Mining Family Day 2019

April 11, 2019

Thousands of miners, mining suppliers and their families will join rugby league fans this Saturday in wearing hi-vis as they cheer on two great Hunter teams - the Newcastle Knights and our hardworking NSW miners.

New analysis shows NSW coal export volumes have doubled since 2001

New analysis shows NSW coal export volumes have doubled since 2001

March 31, 2019

New analysis has shown that coal exports volumes from NSW to the rest of the world have doubled since 2001 due to increased demand for our high quality coal.

Fast Facts

In 2012-13:

  • NSW mines produced 260 million tonnes of raw coal and 196 million tonnes of saleable coal
  • NSW mines produced 174,000 tonnes of copper and 29,100kg of gold
  • ‚ÄčTotal NSW mining was worth $21.2 billion, including $17.8 billion worth of coal, $1.3 billion in copper and $1.6 billion of gold
  • ‚ÄčAround 85% of NSW coal was exported, with the rest used to generate electricity at coal-fired power stations
  • NSW miners exported over 136 million tonnes of coal worth an estimated $15.2 billion, with over 72 million tonnes going to Japan
  • Coal accounted for 31% of all merchandise leaving NSW in 2012-13, making it the state’s most valuable commodity export
  • China is the state’s second largest customer receiving around 38 million tonnes in 2013-14 China’s portion of our exports from 1.1% in 2007-08 to 9.3% in 2010-11 and then almost doubling to 22.24 % in 2013-14
  • NSW miners return $1.3 billion a year in royalties to the state. That’s enough to fund 11,000 teachers in our schools or to construct two new hospitals and redevelop another every single year.
  • 40, 400 people work in NSW Mining (ABS, August 2014) 

 

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