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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 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
$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 Analysis

Coal continues to play a vital role in global electricity generation markets and, as such, the industry has recovered strongly from the global recession. While the industry's performance suffered in 2009, 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 five years to 2014, the industry's revenue is anticipated to grow at an annualized rate of 5.7% to total an estimated $962.4 billion. Industry revenue is projected to grow by 4.3% in 2014 alone, as the prices of steaming and coking coal both increase... 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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