How big is the Australian coal industry?
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In 2019-20 Australia exported 213 Mt of thermal (energy) coal worth $20.6 billion and 177 Mt of metallurgical (steel-making) coal worth $34.6 billion. The Australian coal industry paid over $5.2 billion in royalties in 2019-20, including: Queensland – $3.5 billion.
What disease do coal miners get?
The two main types of pneumoconioses that affect miners are coal workers’ pneumoconiosis (CWP) and silicosis. CWP, commonly called black lung, affects workers in coal mining. Silicosis can affect workers in many types of mines and quarries, including coal mines.
Where are the most mining jobs?
Coal-mining employment in the U.S.
In 2012, West Virginia and Kentucky held the most coal-mining jobs in the United States, totaling 22,786 jobs and 16,531 jobs, respectively.
Has China stopped buying Australian coal?
With China said to be angry at Australia for calling for an international investigation into the origin of the Covid-19 pandemic, it implemented a de facto ban on imports of Australian coal, leaving scores of ships stranded and tens of thousands of tons of coal unsold.
How long will coal last in Australia?
Production and Trade
At 2016 production levels, Australia’s current recoverable EDR of black coal is expected to last 125 years.
What is the future of coal in Australia?
Minister for Resources and Water, Keith Pitt, says coal will remain a significant contributor to the Australian economy well beyond 2030 as global demand continues to grow.