Coal & Ore Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Coal & Ore Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42352 | Dec 2014

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IBISWorld’s Coal & Ore Wholesaling market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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, but booming demand from third world countries is expected to foster strong growth, particularly after 2015... purchase to read more

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Barriers to entry within the Coal and Ore Wholesaling industry are medium. The most significant threat to potential entrants is the ability to secure long-term contracts to supply high-quality coal and coke products. Mining companies are highly discerning in making supplier choices and typically award supply contracts to large, well-established wholesalers that have a proven record.

Coal is generally sold under both contracts and on a current market or spot basis. When a company's contract expires or is terminated, it is exposed to the risk of having to sell coal into the spot market, where demand is variable and prices are subject to greater volatility. New entrants must overcome existing contracts and source contracts to compete in this industry... purchase to read more


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What is the Coal & Ore Wholesaling Industry?

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in wholesaling coal, coke, metal ores and some nonmetallic minerals (except precious and semiprecious stones and minerals used in construction, such as sand and gravel).

Industry Products
Coal productsOther oresCopper products
Industry Activities
Coal wholesalingCoke wholesalingMetallic concentrate wholesalingCoal and coke fuel wholesalingMinerals wholesalingOre concentrates wholesalingOre wholesaling

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