Cooling down: Weak commodity prices will boost industry revenue

Strong growth is forecast in the Coal and Ore Wholesaling industry over the next five years, with demand from power generation expected to increase. The industry will face ongoing threats from environmental legislation and the growing market share of renewable energies, but booming demand from third world countries is expected to foster strong growth, particularly after 2015...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$27bn
Annual Growth 12-17
-1.3%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
3,252
Businesses
414

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry will depend on the electricity generation sector and economic recovery
  • As the US economy has experienced recovery overall the industry has been susceptible to high volatility
  • Sales of steaming coal to the utilities sector will continue to supply the majority of revenue
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Steam coal productsWorldwide, coal has many important uses, ranging from electricity generation to cement manufacturing to steel production. Steam coal (also known as thermal coal) is largely used in power generation, whereas coking coal (also known as metallurgical coal) is mainly used in steel production. Other important uses include alumina refineries, paper manufacturers and the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Coal products are expected to generate the majority of Coal and Ore Wholesaling industry revenue at 77.9% in 2017. More specifically, steam coal is estimated to account for 66.3% of industry revenue.More than 90.0% of US coal production consists of steam coal. Thi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Coal & Ore Wholesaling Industry

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

  • Effective quality control
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Use of high volume/low margin strategy
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from iron and steel manufacturing and Demand from coal and natural gas power in the Coal & Ore Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Coal & Ore Wholesaling Industry?

    This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in wholesaling coal, coke, metal ores and some nonmetallic minerals (except precious and semiprecious stones and minerals used in construction, such as sand and gravel).

    Industry Products
  • Steam coal products
  • Coking coal products
  • Other ores
  • Industry Activities
  • Coal wholesaling
  • Coke wholesaling
  • Metallic concentrate wholesaling
  • Coal and coke fuel wholesaling
  • Minerals wholesaling
  • Ore concentrates wholesaling
  • Ore wholesaling
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from iron and steel manufacturing
  • Demand from coal and natural gas power
  • World price of steaming coal
  • World price of coking coal
  • Demand from nonferrous metal refining
  • Regulation for the Mining sector

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream demand
  • Recovery struggles
  • Wholesale bypass hampers growth
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand trends
  • Wholesale bypass to increase
  • Table: Coal & Ore Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Coal & Ore Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing
  • Nonferrous Metal Refining
  • Ferrous Metal Foundry Products
  • Jewelry Stores
  • Coal & Natural Gas Power
  • Hydroelectric Power

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Coal Mining
  • Copper, Nickel, Lead & Zinc Mining
  • Gold & Silver Ore Mining
  • Iron Ore Mining

  • Products & Services
  • Steam coal products
  • Other ores
  • Coking coal products
  • Chart: Coal & Ore Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Grade and quality
  • Activity in downstream demand industries
  • Price

  • Major Markets
  • Utilities
  • Construction
  • Other markets
  • Steel manufacturing
  • Jewelry manufacturing
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Coal & Ore Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWages and other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Coal & Ore Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Coal & Ore Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Peabody Energy Corporation, Alpha Natural Resources, Arch 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

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Coal & Ore Wholesaling Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Coal & Ore Wholesaling Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • World Price of Steaming Coal (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Anthracite
  • A glossy, hard black coal used primarily for residential and commercial space heating purposes.
  • Bituminous Coal
  • A coal that forms when heating considerably volatile bituminous matter; also known as soft coal.
  • Coke
  • A solid residue derived from the distillation of low-sulfur, bituminous coal through a process called coking.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • The act by manufacturers (or mining companies) of bypassing wholesalers to establish direct relationships with downstream customers.
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