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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

IBISWorld’s Coal Mining market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national 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.

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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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Coal Mining industry is in the mature phase of its life cycle, characterized by a well-established product, slowing production and significant consolidation. Coal is primarily used for electricity generation and steel production. The technology required to extract coal has not changed substantially over the past 20 years. Furthermore, significant industry consolidation has occurred as major firms seek synergies by acquiring more mines for metallurgical coal amid surging export demand. Additionally, looming environmental regulation will limit the industry's potential by pushing electricity generation firms to look to alternative sources of energy... 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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