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Coal Mining in the US: Market Research Report

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Coal Mining Market Research Report | NAICS 21211 | Apr 2014

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

The Coal Mining market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$46bn
Annual Growth 09-14
2.1%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
78,542
Businesses
581
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 Key Buyers Chapter

The four largest firms in the US Coal Mining industry account for an estimated 35.9% of industry revenue. Industry concentration has increased during the past five years. Coal mine operators have strived to acquire metallurgical coal to meet surging export demand, resulting in frequent merger and acquisition activity. Strong demand from Asia has underpinned this growth in demand; with surges in infrastructure-related investments in Asia, economies in this region are searching for the means to create steel. The industry's major players have thus looked to increase their holdings of metallurgical coal, which is needed to produce steel... 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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