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Coal Mining in the US: Market Research Report

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Coal Mining Market Research Report | NAICS 21211 | Sep 2016

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

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
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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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... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The importance of various regions in coal production largely reflects the availability of coal resources. However, coal quality, accessibility and the cost of transport to market all play an additional role in determining the timing of resource development. Typically, the most attractive (i.e. high-quality, easily accessible and cost-effective) coal resources are developed first. There is also a large difference between the regional concentration of industry establishments and each location's share of total industry production. Production distribution does not correlate with establishment distribution because coal resources and output vary drastically from mine to mine. For instance, although 21.2% of the industry's establishments are located in Kentucky, it accounts for only 7.7% o.. purchase to read more


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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 coalSub-bituminous coalLigniteAnthracite
Industry Activities
Bituminous coal and lignite surface miningBituminous coal and lignite underground miningAnthracite mining

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