According to GlobalData, South Africa is the world’s seventh-largest producer of coal in 2022, with output up by 12% on 2021. Over the five years to 2021, production from South Africa decreased by a CAGR of 3.05% and is expected to rise by a CAGR of 0.74% between 2022 and 2026. GlobalData uses proprietary data and analytics to provide a complete picture of this market in its Global Coal Mining to 2026 report. Buy the report here.

South Africa accounts for 3% of global production, with the largest producers being China, India, Indonesia and Australia. Exports of coal from South Africa increased by 11% in 2022 over 2021, with the highest share being exported to India. South Africa’s coal exports are expected to grow at a CAGR of 0.67% between 2022 and 2026.

Leading producers of coal in South Africa are Exxaro Resources, Glencore, Anglo American, South32 and African Rainbow Minerals. During 2020-2021, Exxaro Resources's output was down by 10%, Glencore's output decreased by 3%, while output from Anglo American decreased by 35%.

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