Coal Mining in Poland to 2020

Polish coal reserves of 5.4 billion tonnes (bt) ranked fifteenth in global terms, accounting for 0.6% of the global total at the end of 2013. Brown coal deposits occur in young geological formations, and originated both in platform areas and sedimentary basins in orogenic belts. Polish hard coal deposits date from the carboniferous age and occur in three basins: the Upper Silesian Coal Basin (USCB), the Lublin Coal Basin (LCB) and the Lower Silesian Coal Basin (LSCB). The country’s estimated coal production in 2014 was 144.5 million tons (Mt), up by 2% compared to 2013, with the majority of the country’s coal originating from the Upper Silesian and Lublin basins.

Scope

The report contains an overview of the Polish coal mining industry together with the key growth factors and restraints affecting the industry. Further, it provides information about reserves, resources by type and location, historic production and production forecast, coal prices, domestic consumption, exports, export by country, demand drivers, competitive landscape and major active, exploration and development projects.

Key Highlights

• In Poland, brown coal can be distinguished into two types: soft brown coal and hard brown coal with hard brown coal further classified as dull and bright types.

• During the forecast period, the Jaworzno, Lublin, Turów 2, Kozienice and Leczna power stations are expected to enter into service. To meet this expected energy demand, two new underground coal mines are about to be built in the eastern region of Lublin.

• The country’s domestic consumption of coal was estimated at 136Mt in 2014, accounting for 94% of production, whilst exports were estimated at 17.3Mt, up from 14.2Mt in 2013.

• The Polish government had committed in 2013 to invest US$2.9 billion to build two 900MW units at the country’s hard coal-fired Opole power plant to increase the overall capacity to 3.3GW.

Reasons to buy

To gain an understanding of the Polish coal mining industry, the relevant drivers and restraining factors, reserves, resources by type, historic and forecast production, coal prices, consumption and trade, demand drivers, competitive landscape and major active, exploration and development projects and the country's fiscal regime.

Companies mentioned

PGE Górnictwo i Energetyka Konwencjonalna Spółka Akcyjna

Kompania Węglowa SA

Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa SA

Katowicki Holding Węglowy SA

Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Coal Mining in Poland – Drivers And Restraints

2.1 Coal Mining in Poland – Drivers

2.2 Coal Mining in Poland – Restraints

3 Coal Mining in Poland – Reserves, Production, Consumption and Trade

3.1 Reserves by Grades and Geographical Region

3.2 Historical and Forecast Production

3.3 Total Production by Grade

3.4 Total Production by Type

3.5 Coal Prices

3.6 Total Production by Major Mines

3.7 Major Exploration and Development Projects

3.8 Consumption vs Trade

3.8.1 Domestic consumption vs exports

3.8.2 Domestic consumption by end use

3.8.3 Consumption by type – coking, steam and lignite

3.8.4 Exports by destination country

3.8.5 Exports by type

3.8.6 Imports by country

3.8.7 Imports by type

3.9 Demand Drivers

3.9.1 Electricity Generation

4 Competitive Landscape

4.1 PGE Górnictwo i Energetyka Konwencjonalna Spółka Akcyjna (GiEK PGE SA)

4.2 Kompania Węglowa SA

4.3 Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa SA

4.4 Katowicki Holding Węglowy SA

5 Fiscal Regime

5.1 The Polish Mining Industry – Governing Bodies

5.1.1 Ministry of the Environment

5.1.2 The Commission for Mineral Resources

5.1.3 Department of Geology and Geological Concessions

5.1.4 State Mining Authority

5.1.5 Polish Geological Institute

5.1.6 Central Mining Institute

5.1.7 Institute of Mineral and Energy, Polish Academy of Sciences

5.2 The Polish Mining Industry – Governing Laws

5.2.1 Economic Freedom Act of July 2, 2004

5.2.2 The Labor Code

5.2.3 Polish Geological and Mining Law, February 4, 1994

5.3 The Polish Mining Industry – Ownership and Mining Licenses

5.3.1 Mining ownership

5.3.2 Mining business licenses

5.3.3 Mining usufruct license

5.3.4 Mining concessions

5.4 The Polish Mining Industry – Rights and Obligations

5.4.1 Rights

5.4.2 Obligations

5.5 The Polish Mining Industry – Key Fiscal Terms

5.5.1 Prospecting fees

5.5.2 Exploration fees

5.5.3 Royalty

5.5.4 Corporate Income Tax

5.5.5 Capital Gains Tax

5.5.6 Real Estate Tax

5.5.7 Depreciation

5.5.8 Withholding tax

5.5.9 Loss carry forward

5.5.10 Value added tax

6 Appendix

6.1 Abbreviations

6.2 Methodology

6.3 Secondary Research

6.4 Primary Research

6.5 Contact GlobalData

6.6 About GlobalData

6.7 GlobalData’s Services

6.8 Disclaimer

List of Tables

Table 1: Coal Mining in Poland – Brown Coal Resources in Poland, 2014

Table 2: Coal Mining in Poland – Basic Parameters of Non-Exploited Brown Coal Deposits

Table 3: Coal Mining in Poland – Total Coal Production (Million Tonnes), 2000–2020

Table 4: Coal Mining in Poland – Total Production by Grade, Bituminous and Lignite (Million Tonnes), 2000–2020

Table 5: Coal Mining in Poland – Total Production by Type, Steam, Coking and Lignite (Million Tonnes), 2000–2020

Table 6: Coal Mining in Poland – Major Active Mines, 2014

Table 7: Coal Mining in Poland – Major Exploration Projects, 2014

Table 8: Coal Mining in Poland – Major Development Projects, 2014

Table 9: Coal Mining in Poland – Consumption vs Exports (Million Tonnes), 2000–2020

Table 10: Coal Mining in Poland – Consumption by Type (Million Tonnes), 2000–2020

Table 11: Coal Mining in Poland – Exports by Region and Destination Country (Million Tonnes), 2013

Table 12: Coal Mining in Poland – Exports by Type (Million Tonnes), 2000–2020

Table 13: Coal Mining in Poland – Imports by Region and Countries (Million Tonnes), 2013

Table 14: Coal Mining in Poland – Imports by Type (Million Tonnes), 2000–2020

Table 15: Coal Mining in Poland – PGE Gornictwo i Energetyka Konwencjonalna Spolka Akcyjna, Major Projects

Table 16: Coal Mining in Poland – Kompania Weglowa SA, Major Projects

Table 17: Coal Mining in Poland – Jastrzebska Spolka Weglowa SA, Major Projects

Table 18: Coal Mining in Poland – Katowicki Holding Weglowy SA , Major Projects

Table 19: The Mining Industry in Poland – Royalty Rates (PLN/IU and %), 2014

Table 20: The Mining Industry in Poland – Real Estate Tax (PLN/m2), 2014

Table 21: The Mining Industry in Poland – Depreciation Rates (%), 2014

Table 22: The Mining Industry in Poland – Withholding Tax Rates (%), 2014

List of Figures

Figure 1: Coal Mining in Poland – Resources and Production of Brown Coal, 2000–2013

Figure 2: Coal Mining in Poland – Resources and Production of Hard Coal, 2000–2013

Figure 3: Coal Mining in Poland – Location of Hard Coal and Lignite Deposits, 2014

Figure 4: Coal Mining in Poland – Total Production (Million Tonnes), 2000–2020

Figure 5: Coal Mining in Poland – Total Production by Grade, Bituminous and Lignite (Million Tonnes), 2000–2020

Figure 6: Coal Mining in Poland – Total Production by Type, Steam, Coking and Lignite (Million Tonnes), 2000–2020

Figure 7: Coal Mining in Poland – Steam Coal Prices (US$/tonne), 2011-2014

Figure 8: Coal Mining in Poland – Steam Coal Prices (US$/tonne), 2014

Figure 9: Coal Mining in Poland – Domestic Consumption vs Exports (Million Tonnes), 2000–2020

Figure 10: Coal Mining in Poland – Domestic Consumption by Sector (%), 2013

Figure 11: Coal Mining in Poland – Consumption by Type (Million Tonnes), 2000–2020

Figure 12: Coal Mining in Poland – Exports by Destination Country (%), 2013

Figure 13: Coal Mining in Poland – Exports by Type (Million Tonnes), 2000–2020

Figure 14: Coal Mining in Poland – Imports by Country (%), 2013

Figure 15: Coal Mining in Poland – Imports by Type (Million Tonnes), 2000–2020

Figure 16: Coal Mining in Poland – Electricity Generation by Source (TWh), 2012 and 2013

Figure 17: Coal Mining in Poland – Share of Production by Major Producers (%), 2013

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