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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry will depend on the electricity generation sector and economic recovery
  • During the recession, coal consumption decreased across all sectors, causing revenue to drop
  • Sales of steaming coal to the utilities sector will continue to supply the majority of revenue

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    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...

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    Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Coal and Ore Wholesaling industry is estimated to have a low level of market share concentration, with the top four players accounting for 33.5% of the industry revenue. A majority of the major players within this industry are also the largest companies within the Coal Mining industry (IBISWorld report 21211), indicating the high level of vertical integration existing within these companies. This is critical due to economies of scale necessary in mining operations, costs involved in transportation, regulation compliance and relatively small number of customer markets. Over the past five years, industry concentration has increased due to a growing incidence of wholesaler bypass, which has resulted in many smaller players exiting the industry.


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    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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    Industry Products

    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

    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
  • 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
  • Recession 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

  • Products & Markets
    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
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages 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
    Major Companies
    Peabody Energy CorporationAlpha Natural ResourcesCONSOL Energy Inc.Arch Coal Inc.
  • Table: Peabody Energy Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Alpha Natural Resources - financial performance
  • Table: CONSOL Energy Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Arch Coal Inc. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Coal & Ore Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (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
  • 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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