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Coal Mining in the US: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Coal Mining Market Research Report | NAICS 21211 | Jul 2014

Ground pressure: Slower economic growth in major global markets will limit demand for industry products

IBISWorld’s Coal Mining market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$46bn
Annual Growth 09-14
2.2%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
78,842
Businesses
582
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Coal Mining industry has lost steam over the past five years. This is because the emergence of natural gas-generated electricity has increased competition for the industry. Emerging market demand for metallurgical coal has created need for this export, as developing countries are extensively building infrastructure and demanding steel-making coals at increasing rates. Additionally, coal stockpiles have remained high around the globe, depressing prices and causing industry revenue to contract. In the five years to 2019, slower growth in emerging economies will hurt demand for US metallurgical coal and cause prices to stagnate. Furthermore, natural gas will continue to erode coal demand, as the appetite for alternative sources of electricity expands globally... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The importance of various regions in coal production largely reflects the availability of coal resources. Coal quality, accessibility and the cost of transport to market, however, all play an additional role in determining the timing of resource development. Typically, the most attractive (i.e. high-quality, easily accessible and cost-effective) coal resources are developed first. There is also a large difference between the regional concentration of industry establishments and each location's share of total industry production. Production distribution does not correlate with establishment distribution because coal resources and output vary drastically from mine to mine... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Coal Mining Industry?

Operators in this industry mine various types of coal, and this will often occur either underground or in surface pits. Most coal mines consist of bituminous coal or anthracite (types of black coal), but companies might excavate lignite (brown coal) as well. Industry operators also develop coal mine sites and prepare the coal for sale by washing, screening and sizing the material.

Industry Products
Bituminous coalSub-bituminous coalLigniteAnthracite
 
Industry Activities
Bituminous coal and lignite surface miningBituminous coal and lignite underground miningAnthracite mining


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