By 2004 the state-owned enterprise Solid Energy was producing almost 80% of New Zealand’s coal. These charts show where the coal was sold. The top chart shows sales domestically by economic sector. The Glenbrook steel plant and the Huntly power station together made up three-quarters of the local market. Dairy factories remained a significant buyer of coal. The bottom chart shows the major countries buying Solid Energy’s coal in 2004. Japan, India and South Africa were all importing New Zealand coal for steel making. The export market represented just over half of Solid Energy’s sales.
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Source: Solid Energy