This equates to a 10% increase from 2013. The state shipped 168 million tons and 196 million tons of coal in 2012 and 2013, respectively. The Port of Gladstone led with 69.6 million mt. Although China’s imports of thermal coal declined during 2014, Australia increased its market share displacing imports from other large suppliers including Indonesia and South Africa. While China’s coal use is forecast to increase in 2015, the volume of imports will be heavily influenced by policy directives.