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Global Coal Mining: Market Research Report

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Global Coal Mining Market Research Report | Mar 2015

The global economy presents its own set of opportunities and threats for businesses in a range of industries. IBISWorld’s Global Coal Mining global market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies globally and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Coal India Coal India market share
ShenHua Group ShenHua Group market share
Industry Statistics & Forecast
Revenue
$729bn
Annual Growth 10-15
-6.0%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment ('000)
3,610
Businesses
30,142
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Coal continues to play a vital role in global electricity generation markets and, consequently, the industry has recovered strongly from the global recession. While the Global Coal Mining industry's performance suffered during the recession, it rebounded strongly in 2010 and 2011. Despite environmental concerns about coal's high carbon content, countries still heavily rely on coal to provide electricity to their populations. In the coming years, the worldwide output of coal is expected to continue expanding in response to growing demand from electricity generators and steel producers... read more

Starting a New Business

There are substantial barriers to entry into the Global Coal Mining industry. Prospective entrants require large amounts of capital (usually several hundred million dollars) to develop or purchase a new mine. Coal mine development and operation also requires access to skilled labor, including geologists, mining engineers and experienced mine workers.

Other barriers to entry include regulatory processes. Typically, companies must obtain a permit or license to undertake exploration and, if the mine proceeds, separate permits or licenses to undertake mining. The process generally involves gaining environmental approval for the project. Companies must also have the expertise to negotiate favorable contracts with customers... read more

 


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What is the Global Coal Mining Industry?

This industry mines various types of coal. Most coal mines consist of bituminous coal or anthracite (types of black coal), but operators may also mine lignite (brown coal). Mining occurs underground and in surface pits. Industry enterprises may also develop coal mine sites and prepare the coal for sale by washing, screening and sizing it.

Industry Products
Lignite coalThermal coalCoking coal
 
Industry Activities
Bituminous coal and lignite underground miningBituminous coal and lignite surface miningAnthracite mining


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