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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry restructuring increased over the past five years, with many larger companies encouraged to merge with small and mid-sized mining firms
  • Many small and mid-sized enterprises have been merged or acquired by larger companies in recent years
  • Exports are expected to decrease slowly in the next five years as Chinese coal loses price advantage to its rivals such as Indonesia and Australia.
  • Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Revenue for the Coal Mining Industry in China is estimated to decrease at an annualized 13.6% over the five years to 2017, including a 9.9% decline to $250.2 billion in 2017. Revenue fell over the five-year period due to the substitution of energy from coal for cleaner energy sources, decreasing coal prices, and competition from lower-priced imported coal.

    Raw coal output in China is expected to decrease from 3.65 billion tons in 2012 to 3.27 billion tons in 2017. During the same period, spending on imported coal has been declining an average of 16.7% annually, from30.2 billion to $12.1 billion. Imports as a share of domestic demand are estimated to decline from 5.5% in 2012 to 4.6% in 2017.

    The industry experienced rapid change during the past five years...

    Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Within the Coal Mining industry in China, the geographic spread of coal output follows the geographic spread of coal reserves in China. The major reserves of bituminous coal and anthracite coal in China are in Shanxi and Inner Mongolia in North China; Anhui and Shandong in East China; and Henan in the Middle South China.

    In 2017, in terms of revenue, the following eight provinces are expected to contribute 79.4% of industry revenue: Shanxi, Henan, Shandong, Hebei, Inner Mongolia, Anhui, Shaanxi and Sichuan. The shares of revenue realized by enterprises in Shanxi, Henan and Shandong are expected to be 21.0%, 13.5% and 12.4%, respectively.


    Additional Insights for the Coal Mining Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Coal Mining Industry are

  • Availability of resources
  • Ability to find new resource deposits
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Downstream Demand - Electric Power Generation and Energy Resources - Black Coal in the Coal Mining industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Coal Mining Industry?

    The Coal Mining industry in China mines bituminous coal and anthracite coal (both are types of black coal). This includes underground mining and surface mining. Some mining enterprises also have facilities to wash and process raw coal to yield qualified products for different downstream industries.

    Industry Products
    Coking coal
    Other bituminous coal
    Anthracite coal
    Industry Activities
    Mining of bituminous coal and anthracite coal
    Washing and processing of bituminous coal and anthracite coal
    Filtering and sorting of bituminous coal and anthracite coal

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Downstream Demand - Electric Power Generation
  • Energy Resources - Black Coal
  • Real GDP
  • Competition from Substitutes - Natural Gas Distribution - Black Coal Mining
  • World price of steaming coal

  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Coal liquefaction
  • Table: Coal Mining Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Coal Mining Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Iron and Steel Smelting
  • Coal Product Manufacturing
  • Thermal Power Generation

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Mining Equipment Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Coking coal
  • Other bituminous coal
  • Anthracite coal
  • Chart: Coal Mining Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Economic development
  • Appreciation of the yuan
  • Alternative energy sources
  • Performance of downstream industries

  • Major Markets
  • Thermal power generators
  • Iron and steel industries
  • Construction industries
  • Other
  • Chemical industries
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Coal Mining Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Rent and utilities
  • Wages, management and administration
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Coal Mining

  • Basis of Competition
  • Competition among small players
  • Competition among large players
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Coal Mining Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Shenhua Group Corp. Ltd.Datong Coal Mine Group Co., Ltd.Shandong Energy Group Co. Ltd.China National Coal Group Corp.Shanxi Coking Coal Group Co., Ltd.
  • Table: Shenhua Group Corp. Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Datong Coal Mine Group Co., Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Shandong Energy Group Co. Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: China National Coal Group Corp. - financial performance
  • Table: Shanxi Coking Coal Group Co., Ltd. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Coal Mining Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Coal Mining Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Total Assets (2008-2022)
  • Raw Coal Output (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Anthracite Coal
  • A hard, shiny coal with a high carbon content and low impurities. It is relatively expensive and is used in small furnaces and household fires.
  • Bituminous Coal
  • Also known as black coal, it is of higher quality than lignite coal, but poorer than anthracite coal. A relatively soft coal, it has a wide range of industrial uses.
  • Coke
  • The product of heating bituminous coal to remove volatile components. It is an input to steel-making.
  • Lignite Coal
  • Also known as brown coal, this low-quality coal is used extensively in power-generation industries.
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