We are one of the world's largest producers and exporters of seaborne traded thermal and coking coal. 

Coal is an important part of our global commodity portfolio and we are focused on running a profitable business in a safe, efficient, responsible and sustainable manner.  

Our coal is used in power generation, steel making and industrial processes including the manufacturing of cement, aluminium and nickel. 

About 85% of the coal we produce is exported, the majority of it to countries where coal continues to play a leading role in power generation given its reliability and affordability.  The remainder of the coal we produce is used in domestic power generation in Australia and South Africa.  

We complement our own production with agency third party and traded volumes to help ensure our customers get the quantities and qualities of coal they require in a secure, reliable and timely manner. 

Coal in figures - 2022

  • 73 mt

    of thermal coal sold via our marketing business

  • 113.6 mt

    of coal produced at our assets

Coal assets

We operate 26 mines in 21 mining complexes across Australia, Colombia and South Africa, supported by marketing offices across 19 countries. Our presence includes:

Coal Australia

We are one of Australia’s largest coal producers. We operate a mixture of open cut and underground coal mines across New South Wales and Queensland.
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See also Glencore in Australia

In South Africa, we operate four coal complexes and produce thermal coal for export and domestic power generation.  These include:

Goedgevonden Complex

A joint venture with ARM Coal, the Goedgevonden Complex is an open-cut mine.

iMpunzi Complex

The Impunzi Complex is a large export thermal coal mining operation located 110km east of Johannesburg.

Tweefontein Complex

The Tweefontein Complex is thermal coal complex near Johannesburg.

See also Glencore in South Africa



Cerrejón, one of the world’s largest and lowest-cost open-cut thermal coal operations
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