Timetric's 'Coal Mining in Germany to 2020' report comprehensively covers German reserves of coal, reserves by grade and proximate analysis of German lignite by deposits, German coal versus coal produced by other major producing countries, historic and forecast data on coal production, production split by grade and type, coal prices, historic and forecast coal consumption, imports, and imports by country. The report also includes factors affecting demand for coal, profiles of major coal producing companies in Germany, and information on active and exploration coal projects. The Fiscal Regime section provides information about the country's regulatory authority, laws, licenses and other fiscal regime information such as taxes, rates and other charges applicable to coal mining in the country. It is an essential tool for companies active in German mining, and for new competitors considering entering the industry.
Germany had the world's sixth-largest proven coal reserves at 40.5 billion tonnes (Bnt) at the end of 2014, accounting for 4.5% of the global total. Proven coal reserves mainly consist of sub-bituminous and lignite grades which account for more than 99% of the country's total coal reserves.
The report contains an overview of the German coal mining industry together with the key factors affecting the industry and demand for the commodity. It also provides information about German reserves, historic and forecast data on coal production, production by grade and type, consumption and imports, the competitive landscape and active and exploration coal projects.
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Gain an understanding of the coal mining industry in Germany, coal reserves, historic and forecast data on coal production, coal prices, historic and forecast data on coal consumption and imports, demand drivers, active and exploration coal projects, the competitive landscape and the country's fiscal regime.
The country was the world's eighth-largest coal producer, with production of 185.8 million tonnes (Mt) in 2014. Much of the coal produced is lignite, which is mainly used in coal-fired power plants while hard coal production originates from the three mines - Ibbenburen, Prosper-Haniel and Auguste Victoria in North Rhine-Westphalia. Lignite deposits are scattered across the areas of Rhineland, Helmstedt, central Germany and Lusatia. The average gross calorific value of lignite found in the country lies in the range of 1,864.2-2,700.8Kcal/kg. The German mining industry is governed by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (FMET) and the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR). The Federal Mining Act 1980 is the main act regulating the country's mining industry.
Table of Contents
1 Executive Summary 2 Coal Mining in Germany - Reserves, Production, Consumption and Trade 2.1 Reserves by Grade, Country and Proximate Analysis 2.2 Historic and Forecast Production 2.2.1 Production by type - thermal and coking 2.2.2 Production by grade - lignite and anthracite and bituminous 2.2.3 Coal prices 2.3 Active Mines 2.4 Exploration Projects 2.5 Consumption and Trade 2.5.1 Coal consumption vs. total electricity generation and electricity generated from coal 2.5.2 Coal imports 2.5.3 Imports by country 2.6 Factors Affecting Demand for Coal 2.6.1 Transition in the German power generation sector away from coal to renewable is a threat for the industry 3 Competitive Landscape 3.1 RWE Power AG 3.2 Vattenfall GmbH 3.3 RAG AG 4 Fiscal Regime 4.1 The German Mining Industry - Governing Bodies 4.1.1 Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology 4.1.2 Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) 4.2 The German Mining Industry - Governing Law 4.2.1 Federal Mining Act 1980 4.3 The German Mining Industry - Key Fiscal Terms 4.3.1 Corporate income tax 4.3.2 Withholding tax 4.3.3 Depreciation 4.3.4 Losses carry forward 4.3.5 Loss carry back 4.3.6 Trade tax (Gewerbesteuer) 4.3.7 Real property tax rate 4.3.8 Value added tax 5 Appendix 5.1 Abbreviations 5.2 Bibliography 5.3 Secondary Research 5.4 Primary Research 5.5 Contact Timetric 5.6 About Timetric 5.7 Timetric's Services 5.8 Disclaimer
List of Tables
Table 1: Coal Mining in Germany - Typical Proximate Analysis of German Lignite by Deposits, 2014 Table 2: Coal Mining in Germany - Typical Proximate Analysis of Various Coals Table 3: Coal Mining in Germany - Historic and Forecast Production by Type - Thermal and Coking (Million Tonnes), 2000-2020 Table 4: Coal Mining in Germany - Historic and Forecast Production by Grade - Lignite and Anthracite and Bituminous (Million Tonnes), 2000-2020 Table 5: Coal Mining in Germany - Active Mines, 2015 Table 6: Coal Mining in Germany - Exploration Projects, 2015 Table 7: Coal Mining in Germany - Historic and Forecast Coal Consumption (Million Tonnes) vs. Electricity Generated from Coal (Terawatt Hours), 2000-2020 Table 8: Coal Mining in Germany - Historic and Forecast Coal Imports (Million Tonnes), 2001-2020 Table 9: Coal Mining in Germany - Imports by Country (Million Tonnes), 2014 Table 10: Coal Mining in Germany - RWE Power AG Mines and Projects, 2016 Table 11: Coal Mining in Germany - Vattenfall GmbH Mines and Projects, 2016 Table 12: Coal Mining in Germany - RAG AG Mines and Projects, 2016 Table 13: The Mining Industry in Germany - Federal State Real Property Transfer Tax (%), 2015
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