Glowing embers: Increased electricity consumption will sustain demand amid slow growth in global markets

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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Slowing economic growth in major global markets will limit demand for coal
  • Demand for electricity has grown as businesses and consumers’ usage increased
  • Strong demand from downstream customers will provide relief for industry operators

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Coal Mining industry has been volatile in recent years and revenue is expected to decline over the five years to 2016. The prices of thermal and metallurgical coal surged early in the five-year period, peaking in 2011. Slowing demand from emerging markets, most notably in China, is anticipated to contribute to a decline in revenue in 2016. Coal prices are expected to grow slightly in the five years to 2021, as slowing economic growth in major global markets (e.g. China) places downward pressure on product prices. Slower growth in emerging economies will also hurt demand for US metallurgical coal and cause prices to experience sluggish growth. Furthermore, natural gas will continue to erode coal demand over the next five years...

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    Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    There are substantial barriers to entry into the Coal Mining industry. A large amount of capital is required to develop a new mine, usually several hundred million dollars. Other barriers to entry include the lengthy approval process (such as environmental approval and licenses to explore and mine) and the ability to secure favorable contracts with end-users.

    The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), under the US Department of the Interior, presents additional barriers to entry. The BLM is responsible for coal leasing on about 570.0 million acres, where the federal government owns the coal mineral estate. The land surface could be controlled by the BLM, the US Forest Service, private landowners, state land owners or other federal agencies. Coa..

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    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 resource
  • Ability to find new resource deposits
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as World price of steaming coal and Electric power consumption in the Coal Mining industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    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 coal
    Sub-bituminous coal
    Industry Activities
    Bituminous coal and lignite surface mining
    Bituminous coal and lignite underground mining
    Anthracite mining

    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
  • World price of steaming coal
  • Electric power consumption
  • World price of coking coal
  • GDP of mainland China
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Profit and impairment
  • Increasing demand
  • Global pressures
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Profit recovery
  • Increasing demand
  • 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
  • Cement Manufacturing
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing
  • Coal & Ore Wholesaling
  • Coal & Natural Gas Power

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Construction & Mining Equipment Wholesaling
  • Explosives Manufacturing
  • Gasoline & Petroleum Wholesaling
  • Mining, Oil & Gas Machinery Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Bituminous coal
  • Sub-bituminous coal
  • Lignite
  • Anthracite
  • Chart: Coal Mining Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Utilities
  • Independent power producers (IPP)
  • Exports
  • Other industrial plants
  • Coke plants
  • 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
    ProfitPurchases, wages and other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Coal Mining

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Peabody Energy CorporationAlpha Natural ResourcesArch Coal Inc.CONSOL Energy Inc.
  • Table: Peabody Energy Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Alpha Natural Resources - financial performance
  • Table: Arch Coal Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: CONSOL Energy Inc. - 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 (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • World price of steaming coal (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
  • Solid residue remaining after certain types of coals are heated to a high temperature out of contact with air until all components that easily vaporize have been driven off.
  • Longwall Mining
  • A form of underground mining in which large blocks or panels of coal are excavated using a shearer. The mine roof collapses as the shearer retreats.
  • Metallurgical Coal
  • Coal with a high carbon content used to produce coke for steel making. This type of coal is also referred to as coking coal.
  • Open Cut Mining
  • A type of surface excavation in the form of an inverted cone; the shape of the mine opening varies with the shape of the mineral deposit.
  • Pig Iron
  • Crude iron produced in a blast furnace and poured into molds in preparation for making wrought iron, steels, alloys, etc.
  • Thermal Coal
  • Coal with a high energy content burned as fuel in power stations. This type of coal is also referred to as steaming coal.
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