Building on its strong reputation for iron ore research, Metalytics now offers engineering-based operating cost analysis for over 300 coal mines around the world producing internationally traded metallurgical and thermal coal.
The Metalytics coal cost analysis is managed by Michael Farrell, founder of minecost.com. For over 17 years minecost was the leading internet source of downloadable spreadsheet cost models and cost curves for the base and precious metals industries, with a solid reputation for quality analysis among mining companies, mining engineering consultancies and minerals industry economists.
Following its sale to McGraw-Hill's S&P Global in 2015, the minecost experience and expertise has been merged with Metalytics' coal industry costing analysis to create complete sets of cost curves and data for world metallurgical and traded thermal coal production for any year after 2010. See a screenshot of the old minecost.com website here.
As with minecost, the metalytics coal cost curves are derived from engineering-based coal cost models for each mine. Modelled costs are driven by inputs for labour, fuel and power, and up to eight separate equipment operating cost indices, depending on mining method and beneficiation route. Offsite transport costs are modelled for the specific rail network applicable to the mine, as are port costs, royalties and ocean freights. Modelled mines cover export production from Australia, Indonesia, Vietnam, South Africa, Mozambique, USA, Canada, Colombia, Venezuela, Russia, Czech Republic and Mongolia.
You can see an example of Metalytics coal mine modelling here.
Coal cost curve sets for 2017, 2018 and 2019 may be downloaded now.
The downloadable cost curves are for mines, companies and countries showing mining, processing, inland transport, royalties and port loading costs on an FOB basis and CFR European and Chinese Ports basis.
All cost curves come with complete backing data tables and cover world traded metallurgical and thermal coal plus separate cost curves showing Australian coal mines and companies. All cost curves are re-estimated quarterly.
The latest estimation is dated April 2018.
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