Coal Mining in Germany to 2020

In 2014, German coal production was an estimated 195 million tonnes (Mt), up by 2% over 2013. Much of the coal produced is lignite, and production is concentrated in four provinces: Rhineland, North Rhine-Westphalia, Brandenburg and Saxony.

Scope

GlobalData's 'Coal Mining in Germany to 2020' report contains an overview of the German coal mining industry together with the key growth factors and restraints affecting the industry. Further, it provides information about reserves, historic and forecast production, coal prices, domestic consumption, imports, export by country and by type, demand drivers, competitive landscape and major active and exploration projects.

Key Highlights

• The German policy to build new coal-fired power plants is projected to support its coal mining industry, since the power sector has traditionally accounted for more than 90% of the country’s coal consumption.

• In addition to these new coal fired plants, Germany has adopted a policy to phase out nuclear power. This potentially increases demand for coal fired electricity generation, although renewables could also fill at least part of this void.

• In 2011, the government established a new policy, Energiewende (energy transition), which outlined plans to shift Germany’s energy generation from nuclear and fossil fuels to renewable sources. The primary objectives of the policy was to cut carbon emissions by 80–95%, fight climate change, and reduce and eliminate the risk of nuclear power.

• The country’s consumption of coal in 2014 was an estimated 247Mt, 98% of which was consumed by the power generation sector.

Reasons to buy

Gain an understanding of the German coal mining industry, the relevant drivers and restraining factors, reserves, historic and forecast production, coal prices, consumption and trade, demand drivers, competitive landscape, major active and exploration projects and the country's fiscal regime.

Companies mentioned

RWE Power AG

Vattenfall GmbH

RAG AG

Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Coal Mining in Germany

2.1 Coal Mining in Germany – Drivers

2.1.1 Coal-fired power projects lend support to coal

2.2 Coal Mining in Germany – Restraints

2.2.1 Increasing importance on renewable sources

2.2.2 Opposition to carbon capture technology (CCT)

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

3.1 Reserves by Grades and Geographical Region

3.2 Historic and Forecast Production

3.3 Total Production by Grade

3.3.1 Total production by grade – lignite

3.3.2 Total production by grade – bituminous

3.4 Total Production by Type

3.5 Coal Prices

3.6 Total Production by Major Mines

3.7 Major Exploration Projects

3.8 Consumption vs Trade

3.8.1 Domestic Consumption vs Exports

3.8.2 Consumption by end-use sector

3.8.3 Consumption by type – coking, steam and lignite

3.8.4 Imports by country

3.8.5 Imports by type

3.9 Demand Drivers

4 Competitive Landscape

4.1 RWE Power AG

4.2 Vattenfall GmbH (Vattenfall)

4.3 RAG AG

5 Fiscal Regime

5.1 The German Mining Industry – Governing Bodies

5.1.1 Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology

5.1.2 Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR)

5.2 The German Mining Industry – Governing Law

5.2.1 Federal Mining Act 1980

5.3 The German Mining Industry – Key Fiscal Terms

5.3.1 Corporate Income Tax

5.3.2 Withholding Tax

5.3.3 Depreciation

5.3.4 Losses carry forward

5.3.5 Trade tax / state tax (Gewerbesteuer)

5.3.6 Real Property Tax Rate

5.3.7 Real property transfer tax

5.3.8 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 Germany – Total Production (Million Tonnes), 2000–2020

Table 2: Coal Mining in Germany – Total Production by Grade, Lignite, Bituminous and Anthracite (Million Tonnes), 2000–2020

Table 3: Coal Mining in Germany – Total Production by Type, Steam and Coking (Million Tonnes), 2000–2020

Table 4: Coal Mining in Germany – Major Active Mines, 2015

Table 5: Coal Mining in Germany – Major Exploration Projects (Million Tonnes), 2015

Table 6: Coal Mining in Germany – Domestic Consumption vs Exports (Million Tonnes), 2000–2020

Table 7: Coal Mining in Germany – Domestic Consumption by Type, Coking, Steam and Lignite (Million Tonnes), 2000–2020

Table 8: Coal Mining in Germany – Imports by Region and Country (Million Tonnes), 2013

Table 9: Coal Mining in Germany – Imports by Type, Coking, Steam and Lignite (Million Tonnes), 2000–2020

Table 10: Coal Mining in Germany – Share of Coal Produced and Electricity Generated by Major Companies, 2013

Table 11: Coal Mining in Germany – RWE Power AG, Major Projects

Table 12: Coal Mining in Germany – Vattenfall GmbH, Major Projects

Table 13: Coal Mining in Germany – RAG AG, Major Projects

Table 14: The Mining Industry in Germany – Depreciation Tax Rate (%), 2014

Table 15: The Mining Industry in Germany – Federal State Real Property Transfer Tax (%), 2014

List of Figures

Figure 1: Coal Mining in Germany – Net Installed Capacity (GW), 2014*

Figure 2: Coal Mining in Germany – Electricity Production by Fuel Source (TWh), 2014*

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

Figure 4: Coal Mining in Germany – Global Proven Coal Reserves by Country (%), 2013

Figure 5: Coal Mining in Germany – Total Production (Million Tonnes), 2000–2020

Figure 6: Coal Mining in Germany – Total Production by Grade, Lignite, Bituminous and Anthracite (Million Tonnes), 2000–2020

Figure 7: Coal Mining in Germany – Total Production by Type, Steam and Coking (Million Tonnes), 2000–2020

Figure 8: Coal Mining in Germany – Annual Average Coal Import Prices (CFR US$/Tonne Coal Equivalent), 2000–2014

Figure 9: Coal Mining in Germany – Coal Consumption (Million Tonnes), 2000–2020

Figure 10: Coal Mining in Germany – Power Generation by Type of Fuel (%), 2014*

Figure 11: Coal Mining in Germany – Domestic Consumption by Type, Coking, Steam and Lignite (Million Tonnes), 2000–2020

Figure 12: Coal Mining in Germany – Imports by Country (%), 2013

Figure 13: Coal Mining in Germany – Imports by Type, Coking and Steam (Million Tonnes), 2013

Figure 14: Coal Mining in Germany – Share of Coal Produced by Major Companies (%), 2013

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