Naperville, IL -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/21/2014 -- Reportstack, provider of premium market research reports announces the addition of Coal Mining in Turkey to 2020 market report to its offering.
Turkey has 60 different types of minerals and is among the worlds 10 leading countries in terms of mineral variety. Its coal industry produced 79.3 million metric tons (Mt) in 2013, a decrease of 7.9% over 2012. Around 40% of Turkey's lignite reserves are located in the AfSin-Elbistan basin of southeast Anatolia, while hard coal is mined only in one location: the Zonguldak basin of northwest Turkey.
The report contains an overview of Turkey's coal mining industry together with the key growth factors and restraints affecting the industry. Further, it provides information about reserves, production, prices, consumption, trade, competitive landscape, major active and the mining fiscal regime of the country.
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Around 40% of Turkey's lignite reserves are located in the AfSin-Elbistan basin of southeast Anatolia, while hard coal is mined only in one location: the Zonguldak basin of northwest Turkey.
During 20002012, domestic coal consumption increased substantially, mainly due to the rising demand for power.
According to the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, total potential coal reserves in the country were 15.4 billion tons (bt) in 2013 and exploration activities resulted in an increase in lignite reserves from 8.3bt in 2013 to 14.1bt in January 2014, an increase of 5.8bt.
The reserves are of low heating value of 1,000 to 1,500 kilocalories per kilogram (kcal/kg) and low-calorific value lignite (below 2,000kcal/kg) accounts for approximately 70% of the countrys lignite reserves.
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