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Coal Mining in the US: Market Research Report

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Coal Mining Market Research Report | NAICS 21211 | Jun 2015

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
$35bn
Annual Growth 10-15
-4.1%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
79,346
Businesses
1,308
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 2020, 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

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The Coal Mining industry has been fending off competition from increasing natural gas production and environmental criticisms over the past five years. Revenue is expected to decline at an annualized rate of 4.1% to $34.8 billion in the five years to 2015, as weak prices of thermal and metallurgical coal have negatively impacted operators’ performance. The emergence of decreasing natural gas costs encouraged by hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling techniques in the Oil and Natural Gas Extraction industry (IBISWorld Report 21111) has increased competition for the industry... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Coal Mining Industry?

Operators in this industry mine various types of coal. 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 also excavate lignite (brown coal). 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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