Queensland’s coal exports have reached a record high and yearly totals are predicted to continue growing, according to the Queensland Resources Council (QRC). The council said 223 million metric tons (mt) of coal was shipped from Queensland ports to 30 different countries and territories last year, trumping the previous record set in 2016 by 2 million mt.

QRC CEO Ian Macfarlane said big players and new entrants to the state’s coal industry have driven billions of dollars in investment. He said, “There is a very strong demand out there, which is underpinning our economic strength at the moment in Queensland.”
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