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Global Coal Mining: Market Research Report

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Global Coal Mining Market Research Report | Apr 2014

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 offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at an international level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Coal India Coal India market share
ShenHua Group ShenHua Group market share
Industry Statistics & Forecast
Revenue
$962bn
Annual Growth 09-14
5.7%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment ('000)
4,022
Businesses
34,755
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 over 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 Locations

The geographic spread of coal production mainly reflects the distribution of coal resources. Total recoverable reserves of coal worldwide stand at about 910 billion metric tons. Black coal accounts for about 83.0% of global coal reserves and brown coal for the remaining 17.0%.

Although coal deposits are widely distributed, about 67.0% of the world's recoverable reserves are located in four countries: the United States (27.0%), Russia (17.0%), China (13.0%) and India (10.0%). Not surprisingly, the regions in which these countries are located (North America, Europe, North Asia, and India and Central Asia, respectively) are the main coal producing areas.

North Asia

The great bulk of North Asia region's coal production comes from China... 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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