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Global Coal Mining: Market Research Report

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Global Coal Mining Market Research Report | Oct 2013

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
BHP Billiton BHP Billiton market share
Coal India Coal India market share
Peabody Energy Peabody Energy market share
Rio Tinto Rio Tinto market share
ShenHua Group ShenHua Group market share
Industry Statistics & Forecast
Revenue
$1tr
Annual Growth 08-13
3.0%
Annual Growth 13-18
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Profit
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Employment ('000)
4,080
Businesses
36,100
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Coal is a widely used global commodity, the price of which fluctuates greatly. Demand for both thermal coal and coking coal has increased during the past five years as some emerging economies have shown rapid growth. In the next five years, as the global economy normalizes, steel production will increase, boosting demand for coking coal. In addition, new technology that enables burning low-sulfur coal will increase demand for thermal coal in Western markets while keeping coal's environmental impact to a minimum... read more

Industry Analysis

The Global Coal Mining industry performance has fluctuated during the past five years. The global market for coal is heavily dependent on trends in electricity generation and raw steel production. Despite a recessionary slowdown in 2009, global coal output has increased over the past five years due to emerging market demand for metallurgical coal (i.e. steel-making coal), thus creating a gold rush for its exports.

The production of thermal coal has expanded more than that of coking coal. More specifically, economic growth in emerging nations such as India and China is driving up the demand for electricity and lifting levels of power generation... 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 firms may also mine lignite (brown coal). Mining occurs underground and in surface pits. Industry firms 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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