Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Strong growth is forecast in the Coal and Ore Wholesaling industry over the next five years, with demand from power generation expected to increase. The industry will face ongoing threats from environmental legislation and the growing market share of renewable energies, however, but booming demand from third world countries is expected to foster strong growth, particularly after 2015... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The geographic spread of players in the Coal and Ore Wholesaling industry largely reflects the distribution of mining establishments and the availability of the respective resources. Furthermore, coal quality, accessibility and cost of transportation all play an important role in determining the timing of resource development. Given the high cost of coal transportation, wholesalers tend to be located in close proximity to coal mines and, where possible, to the end consumer.
In 2013, the Southeast region is expected to account for the majority of coal and ore wholesaling establishments at 30.5%. Florida, West Virginia and Kentucky are all major coal producers, thus explaining the concentration of wholesalers in this region... purchase to read more