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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 2018 there were 41 operating coal mines in New South Wales.
41 operating
coal mines
248.3 million tonnes of raw coal produced.
21,393 production employment
In NSW there are:
22
open cut
coal mines
19
underground
coal mines
Raw coal production shown for 12 months ending 30 June 2018
Mudgee
  • 5
  • 43.3 million tonnes
  • 2,210
Gunnedah
  • 7
  • 30.5 million tonnes
  • 2,872
Singleton
  • 15
  • 145.7 million tonnes
  • 11,543
Lithgow
  • 3
  • 7.6 million tonnes
  • 876
Newcastle
  • 6
  • 11.2 million tonnes
  • 1,442
Wollongong
  • 5
  • 10 million tonnes
  • 2,450

NSW coal export market share

12 months to 30 June 2018

Production

NSW annual raw coal production by method of mining
2017 - 18
 
 
 
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
     
    248.6
    million tonnes of raw coal produced
    187.9
    million tonnes from open cut mines
    50.2
    million tonnes from underground longwall production
    10.6
    million tonnes from underground non-longwall production
    Raw coal production from NSW coal mines dropped by 4.8 million tonnes, or 1.9 per cent, in the 12 months to 30 June 2018.