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Global Coal Mining: Market Research Report

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Global Coal Mining Market Research Report | Feb 2016

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
$697bn
Annual Growth 11-16
-11.5%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Employment ('000)
3,522
Businesses
25,723
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The global recession negatively impacted the Global Coal Mining 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. The importance of coal in electricity markets is present in both developed and developing worlds; in the future, coal is expected to continue supplying the world with reliable and affordable energy. In the five years to 2021, demand for coal is anticipated to be moderate. Developing nations will continue expanding their infrastructures to supply their populations with reliable and affordable electricity.


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Industry Analysis

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 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 rely heavily on coal to provide electricity to their populations. In the five years to 2016, the industry's revenue is anticipated to decline at an annualized 11.5% to total an estimated $697.4 billion. Industry revenue is projected to rise 2.0% in 2016 as the price of steaming coal is expected to rebound slightly over the year... 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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