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Coal Services holds a unique data series detailing essential aspects of the NSW coal industry.

Our Statistics team compiles reports covering NSW coal production by method of mining and regional source, domestic coal sales by user group and exports by country of destination, end use coal type and value. In addition they provide information on the industry’s workforce and productivity.

This information supports Coal Services’ business units and is also utilised by federal, state and local governments, coal industry groups, coal industry consultants, research groups, equipment manufacturers and the media.

NSW mining operations

As at 30 June 2017 there were 41 operating coal mines in New South Wales.
41 operating
coal mines
253.4 million tonnes of raw coal produced.
20,538 production employment
In NSW there are:
21
open cut
coal mines
20
underground
coal mines
Raw coal production shown for 12 months ending 31 December 2016
Mudgee
  • 5
  • 40.96 million tonnes
  • 2,115
Gunnedah
  • 6
  • 31.1 million tonnes
  • 2,155
Singleton
  • 16
  • 148.59 million tonnes
  • 11,748
Lithgow
  • 3
  • 7.36 million tonnes
  • 799
Newcastle
  • 6
  • 12.57 million tonnes
  • 1,386
Wollongong
  • 5
  • 12.82 million tonnes
  • 2,335

NSW coal export market share

12 months to 30 June 2017

Production

NSW annual raw coal production by method of mining
2016 - 17
 
 
 
2015 - 16
 
 
 
2014 - 15
 
 
 
2013 - 14
 
 
 
2012 - 13
 
 
 
2011 - 12
 
 
 
2010 - 11
 
 
 
2009 - 10
 
 
 
2008 - 09
 
 
 
2007 - 08
 
 
 
  • Longwall UG mine
  • Non-Longwall UG mine
  • Open Cut mine
     
    253.4
    million tonnes of raw coal produced
    189.1
    million tonnes from open cut mines
    53.9
    million tonnes from underground longwall production
    10.4
    million tonnes from underground non-longwall production
    Raw coal production from NSW coal mines rose by 6.6 million tonnes, or 2.7 per cent, in the 12 months to 30 June 2017.