Global Coal Mining: Market Research Report

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Global Coal Mining Market Research Report | Dec 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.

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Market Share of Companies
Coal India Coal India market share
ShenHua Group ShenHua Group market share
Industry Statistics & Forecast
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment ('000)
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The global recession negatively impacted the industry's performance, as both thermal and metallurgical coal prices tanked in light of reduced downstream demand. However, their prices recovered rapidly as demand for electricity generation stabilized, especially in the developing world. In the next five years, demand for coal is anticipated to be moderate. Environmental concerns and weak coal prices could negatively impact the industry, but demand for electricity in less developed regions will surpass this negative impact... read more

Industry SWOT Analysis

The Global Coal Mining is a mature industry, characterized by a well-established product and significant consolidation. Coal is primarily used for electricity generation and steel production. Meanwhile, although production in certain regions has stabilized over the years, the overall production of coal has expanded at a similar pace as global GDP. Also, although the industry's main product, thermal coal (used in power generation), faces ongoing threats from environmental concerns, coal production is forecast to expand in line with world GDP during the five years to 2019. Coal production and imports by developing countries are growing particularly strongly... 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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