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Zimbabwean Government Initiated Policies to Explore Untapped Coal Deposits in Country, Finds New Report

Market Research Reports, Inc. has announced the addition of “Coal Mining in Zimbabwe to 2020” research report to their offering.


Lewes, DE -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/01/2014 -- Zimbabwe is a relatively small player in the global coal mining landscape. Although the country holds vast coal reserves, particularly in the northwestern and southern regions, coal production measured just around 3.6 million tonnes (Mt) in 2013. To promote the industry, the government initiated a policy to explore untapped coal deposits available in the country.

The Coal Mining in Zimbabwe to 2020 report comprehensively covers the country’s historical and forecast data on coal production (and also by grade), reserves, consumption by end-use and trade to 2020. The trade section provides information on export volumes to destination countries. The report also includes drivers and restraints affecting the industry, profiles of major coal mining companies, information on the major active, exploration and development projects and regulations governing the industry.


The report contains an overview of the Zimbabwean coal mining industry together with the key growth factors and restraints affecting the industry. It also provides information about reserves, production, consumption, trade, prices, competitive landscape, major active, exploration and development projects and the fiscal regime of the country.

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Gain an understanding of the Zimbabwean coal mining industry, the relevant drivers and restraining factors, reserves, historical and forecast production, consumption, trade, global coal prices, competitive landscape and the fiscal regime.

Key Highlights:

- Hwange Colliery Company Ltd (HCCL), the largest coal mining company in Zimbabwe, is planning to increase its production from 200,000 tonnes (t) per month to 500,000t after commissioning new equipment and capacity addition.

- Despite 94% of the coal produced in the country being supplied to the domestic markets, the country’s mining industry remains crippled due to poor infrastructure and transportation facilities from mining premises to the nation’s coal-fired power plants.

- China is keen to invest in Zimbabwean mineral deposits and in downstream sectors such as power generation. China Africa Sunlight Energy Ltd has committed to invest US$2.1 billion to develop coal mines and to build a 2,100MW plant to help ease electricity shortages.

- Compared with production of 3.6Mt in 2013, consumption measured 3.3Mt, while exports were limited to neighboring African countries such as Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Spanning over 35 pages, 11 Tables and 9 Figures “Coal Mining in Zimbabwe to 2020” report covering Executive Summary, Coal Mining in Zimbabwe, Coal Mining in Zimbabwe – Reserves, Production, Consumption and Trade, Competitive Landscape, Fiscal Regime, Appendix. This report Covered 1 Companies - Hwange Colliery Company Ltd.

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