Maintenance and inventory draw-downs weigh on Illawarra Met Coal result

CONTINUED strong longwall performance at South32’s Appin mine in New South Wales, a weaker Australian dollar and lower price-linked royalties were not enough to prevent the company’s Illawarra Metallurgical Coal subsidiary reporting higher operating unit costs in H1 FY2020.

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Maintenance and inventory draw-downs weigh on Illawarra Met Coal result Maintenance and inventory draw-downs weigh on Illawarra Met Coal result Maintenance and inventory draw-downs weigh on Illawarra Met Coal result Maintenance and inventory draw-downs weigh on Illawarra Met Coal result Maintenance and inventory draw-downs weigh on Illawarra Met Coal result

Illawarra Metallurgical Coal's Appin longwall mine in NSW.

Extra planned maintenance and development activity and run-of-mine inventory draw-down in support of a longwall move were the major contributors to a 5% increases in unit costs in H1 FY2020 to US$91