Xstrata produced 1.4 million tonnes of coking coal from
Australia in the first three months of 2012, down 300,000
tonnes from the corresponding period last year.
The lower production was mainly due to the timing of longwall
moves at the Oaky Creek underground complex in Queensland, the
company said in its quarterly report.
The average price of Xstrata coking coal for the March quarter
stood at $224.70 per tonne fob, down from the average price of
$236.50 recorded in the first three months last year.
For the full year of 2011, Xstrata produced 7.6 million tonnes
of coking coal with an average price of $265 per tonne