Qld coal exports surge 11.5%

STRONG global demand for coal has helped to lift Queensland’s export numbers by 13.8% to $87.4 billion over the 12 months to August 2019 according to the latest trade data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

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Queensland Dalrymple Bay coal loader.

Queensland Resources Council CEO Ian Macfarlane said the strong result showed the ongoing importance of the resources sector to the state's economy.

"Coal exports grew by 11.5% or an extra $3.