Total coal production of 33.2 million tonnes was 2.5Mt or 8% higher than Q1 2018.
Thermal coal production of 17.7Mt was in line with Q1 2018, reflecting the offsetting impacts of the 2018 acquisitions and a longwall move at Ulan West in Q1 2019 and closure of South Blakefield in mid-2018.
Glencore wound down its Australian domestic thermal coal production by 25% to 1.8Mt in the quarter, compared to a 5% increase in quarterly export production to 14.9Mt.
Coking coal production of 2.6Mt was 1Mt or 63% higher than Q1 2018, mainly reflecting the acquisition of the Hail Creek mine.
Sequentially against the more comparable Q4 2018, production was up 500,000t, reflecting a stronger performance at the Oaky Creek mine complex in Queensland.