Australian coal company Yancoal announced a half-year loss of AUS$180.4 million, compared to a loss of ASU$145.4 million in 1H15. The loss comes on the back of reduced production and limited price improvements across thermal and metallurgical coal markets, the company said.
The company equity share of ROM coal production fell to 9.5 million t in 1H15 with 7.1 million t of saleable coal production. The compares to 10.6 million t of ROM coal production and 7.7 million t of saleable coal in 1H15.
“Production for the half year reporting period was in accordance with expectations, following the cessation of mining at the Donaldson operations, continued challenges with the geology at the Stratford Duralie open cut and scheduled longwall moves at the Aston and Austar underground mines,” the company said in a statement.