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Global Coal Industry

  • Published: October 2012
  • Region: Global
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  • Taiyou Research

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As much as governments around the world would like to reduce dependency on this fossil fuel, it seems highly likely that the global consumption of coal is not going to go down anytime soon. Coal remains one of the most popular sources of energy around the world even today, in spite of the environmental concerns revolving the burning and mining of coal.

With coal being used primarily as a solid fuel around the world for the production of electricity and heat through combustion, it remains to be seen whether the use of clean coal technologies is going to make much of a difference in global greenhouse gas emissions or not.

With the US, Australia, India, China, and South Africa, being some of the leading producers and consumers of coal, coal is definitely here to stay as a major source of energy in both the developed as well as emerging economies. While there have been a lot of new developments in clean coal technologies, one can say for certain that coal, as a source of fuel and energy, is hardly ever going to go out of use.

Coal accounts for nearly 70% of China's total energy consumption. The development and production of the coal industry provides stability in China's READ MORE >

Executive Summary

Chapter 1: Analysis of the Global Coal Industry

1. Basics of Coal
1.1 Introduction
1.2 How is Coal Formed?
1.3 Types of Coal
1.4 Uses of Coal
1.4.1 Coal as Fuel
1.4.2 Coking Coal
1.4.3 Producing Syngas from Coal
1.4.4 Producing Liquid Fuels from Coal
1.4.5 Industrial Processes

2. Coal in the Global Energy Mix

3. Global Coal Market
3.1 Industry Definition
3.2 Industry Statistics
3.3 Market Value & Volume
3.4 Coal Production
3.5 Coal Consumption
3.6 Industry Segmentation
3.7 Energy Security & Coal
3.8 Industry Outlook
3.8.1 Global Market
3.8.2 Australia
3.8.3 China
3.8.4 India
3.8.5 Indonesia
3.8.6 Russia
3.8.7 United States

4. Global Thermal Coal Market Dynamics
4.1 Electricity Generation from Coal
4.2 Lower Prices of Coal
4.3 Capital Costs of Coal
4.4 Effect of Carbon Taxes

5. Global Coal Industry: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Power of Buyers
5.3 Power of Suppliers
5.4 Competitive Rivalry
5.5 New Entrants in the Industry
5.6 Presence of Substitutes

6. Asia Pacific Coal Industry: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Power of Buyers
6.3 Power of Suppliers
6.4 Competitive Rivalry
6.5 New Entrants in the Industry
6.6 Presence of Substitutes

7. European Coal Industry: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Power of Buyers
7.3 Power of Suppliers
7.4 Competitive Rivalry
7.5 New Entrants in the Industry
7.6 Presence of Substitutes

8. Global Coal Trade
8.1 International Coal Trade
8.2 Structure of Coal Trade
8.3 Recent Volatility in Coal Prices
8.4 Role of OTC Brokers
8.5 Benefits of Coal Trading
8.6 Futures in International Coal Markets
8.7 Challenge of the Asia Pacific Region
8.8 Future Initiatives

9. Impact of the Recession on the Global Coal Industry
9.1 Australia
9.2 Canada
9.3 Germany
9.4 Russia
9.5 South Africa
9.6 United States

10. Environmental Impact of Coal
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Impact of Coal Mining
10.3 Impact of Burning Coal
10.4 Other Impacts of Coal
10.5 Development of Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) Technologies
10.6 Coal & the Kyoto Protocol
10.7 Environmental Regulations in Various Countries
10.7.1 China
10.7.2 India
10.7.3 Japan
10.7.4 European Union
10.7.5 United States

Chapter 2: Analysis of the Global Coal Mining Industry

1. Global Coal Mining Industry
1.1 Industry Definition
1.2 Market Statistics
1.3 Industry Demand
1.4 Industry Concentration & Geographic Presence
1.4.1 Europe
1.4.2 Oceania
1.4.3 North America
1.4.4 North Asia
1.4.5 Central Asia & India
1.4.6 Other Regions
1.5 Industry Segments
1.6 Market Segments
1.7 Industry Trade
1.7.1 Imports
1.7.2 Exports

2. Global Coal Mine Production
2.1 Industry Definition
2.2 Market Profile
2.3 Market Value & Volume
2.4 Industry Segmentation
2.5 Industry Competition
2.6 Industry Outlook

3. Industry Performance
3.1 Market Performance
3.2 Importance of China
3.3 Impact of the Rising Coal Prices
3.4 Expansion in Coal Trade
3.5 Issues with Greenhouse Gas Emissions
3.6 Looking at Historical Market Performance

4. Industry Life Cycle Analysis

5. Competition in the Global Coal Mining Industry

6. Industry Features
6.1 Industry Globalization
6.2 High Barriers to Entry
6.3 Taxation Challenges
6.3.1 Australia
6.3.2 China
6.3.3 India
6.3.4 Russia
6.3.5 United States
6.4 Industry Tariffs
6.4.1 Australia
6.4.2 China
6.4.3 India
6.4.4 United States
6.5 Labor Productivity
6.6 Technological Scope

7. Regulatory Framework
7.1 Australia
7.2 China
7.3 India
7.4 Russia
7.5 United States

8. Industry Costs & Expenses
8.1 Operating Expenses
8.2 Capital Intensity
8.3 Industry Revenue Volatility

9. Coal Mine Production in Canada
9.1 Market Profile
9.2 Market Value & Volume
9.3 Industry Segmentation
9.4 Industry Competition
9.5 Industry Forecast

10. Coal Mine Production in China
10.1 Market Profile
10.2 Features of Chinese Coal Mining
10.3 Market Value & Volume
10.4 Industry Segmentation
10.5 Industry Competition
10.6 No Government Reforms in the Industry
10.7 Industry Forecast

11. Coal Mine Production in the UK
11.1 Market Profile
11.2 Market Value & Volume
11.3 Industry Segmentation
11.4 Industry Competition
11.5 Industry Forecast

12. Coal Mine Production in the US
12.1 Market Profile
12.2 Market Value & Volume
12.3 Industry Segmentation
12.4 Industry Competition
12.5 Industry Forecast

13. Global Coal Mining Industry Outlook
13.1 Industry Forecast
13.2 Factors Impacting Industry Future
13.3 Rising Imports of Thermal Coal
13.3.1 China’s Growing Steel Industry
13.3.2 Environmental Issues

Chapter 3: Analysis of Major Coal Producing Countries

1. Australia
1.1 Market Profile
1.2 Coal and the Global Economic Recession and Impact on Australia
1.3 Coal Qualities
1.4 Coal Reserves
1.5 Coal Shiploading and Coal Blending
1.6 Contribution of Coal to the Australian Economy
1.7 Australian Coal Exports
1.8 Coal Mining and Infrastructure Projects
1.9 Industry Outlook

2. Belgium
2.1 Market Profile
2.2 Market Value & Volume
2.3 Industry Segmentation
2.4 Coal Industry in Belgium: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
2.4.1 Introduction
2.4.2 Power of Buyers
2.4.3 Power of Suppliers
2.4.4 Competitive Rivalry
2.4.5 New Entrants in the Industry
2.4.6 Presence of Substitutes
2.5 Industry Forecast

3. Canada
3.1 Market Profile
3.2 Coal Reserves
3.3 Market Value & Volume
3.4 Industry Segmentation
3.5 Coal Industry in Canada: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
3.5.1 Introduction
3.5.2 Power of Buyers
3.5.3 Power of Suppliers
3.5.4 Competitive Rivalry
3.5.5 New Entrants in the Industry
3.5.6 Presence of Substitutes
3.6 Industry Forecast

4. China
4.1 Market Profile
4.2 Industry Reforms
4.2.1 Encouraging the Development of Town and Village Coal Mines
4.2.2 Reforms in Coal Prices
4.2.3 Reform of Government Institutions
4.2.4 Reform of the State-owned Key Coal Mines
4.2.5 Closure of Illegal Small-Scale Coal Mines
4.2.6 Government’s Role in the Industry
4.3 Coal Resources & Reserves
4.4 Coal Production Bases
4.5 Market Value & Volume
4.6 Industry Segmentation
4.7 Industry Structure
4.7.1 Coal Enterprise Types
4.7.2 Cost Comparison of Producers
4.8 Coal Consumption Statistics
4.9 Coal Production Statistics
4.10 Coal Demand by Industry
4.10.1 Electricity Generation
4.10.2 Chemicals
4.10.3 Construction
4.10.4 Metallurgical
4.10.5 Others
4.11 Coal Supply
4.12 Coal Trade
4.12.1 Exports
4.12.2 Imports
4.13 Coal Industry in China: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
4.13.1 Introduction
4.13.2 Power of Buyers
4.13.3 Power of Suppliers
4.13.4 Competitive Rivalry
4.13.5 New Entrants in the Industry
4.13.6 Presence of Substitutes
4.14 Coal Contract & Spot Prices in China
4.15 Regulatory Framework & the Five Year Plans
4.15.1 11th Five Year Plan
4.15.2 12th Five Year Plan
4.15.3 Coal Industry Policy
4.16 Industry Forecast

5. Colombia
5.1 Market Profile
5.2 Coal Reserves
5.3 Coal Qualities
5.4 Major Coal Producers
5.5 Industry Outlook

6. France
6.1 Market Profile
6.2 Market Value & Volume
6.3 Industry Segmentation
6.4 Coal Industry in France: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
6.4.1 Introduction
6.4.2 Power of Buyers
6.4.3 Power of Suppliers
6.4.4 Competitive Rivalry
6.4.5 New Entrants in the Industry
6.4.6 Presence of Substitutes
6.5 Industry Forecast

7. Germany
7.1 Market Profile
7.2 Market Value & Volume
7.3 Industry Segmentation
7.4 Coal Industry in Germany: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
7.4.1 Introduction
7.4.2 Power of Buyers
7.4.3 Power of Suppliers
7.4.4 Competitive Rivalry
7.4.5 New Entrants in the Industry
7.4.5 Presence of Substitutes
7.5 Industry Forecast

8. Greece

9. India
9.1 Market Profile
9.2 Coal Resources
9.3 Geographic Spread
9.4 Industry Outlook

10. Indonesia
10.1 Market Profile
10.2 Coal Reserves
10.3 Major Coal Producers
10.4 Coal Qualities
10.5 Coal Exports

11. Italy
11.1 Market Profile
11.2 Market Value & Volume
11.3 Industry Segmentation
11.4 Coal Industry in Italy: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
11.4.1 Introduction
11.4.2 Power of Buyers
11.4.3 Power of Suppliers
11.4.4 Competitive Rivalry
11.4.5 New Entrants in the Industry
11.4.6 Presence of Substitutes
11.5 Industry Forecast

12. Japan
12.1 Market Profile
12.2 Market Value & Volume
12.3 Industry Segmentation
12.4 Coal Industry in Japan: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
12.4.1 Introduction
12.4.2 Power of Buyers
12.4.3 Power of Suppliers
12.4.4 Competitive Rivalry
12.4.5 New Entrants in the Industry
12.4.6 Presence of Substitutes
12.5 Industry Forecast

13. Netherlands
13.1 Market Profile
13.2 Market Value & Volume
13.3 Industry Segmentation
13.4 Coal Industry in Netherlands: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
13.4.1 Introduction
13.4.2 Power of Buyers
13.4.3 Power of Suppliers
13.4.4 Competitive Rivalry
13.4.5 New Entrants in the Industry
13.4.6 Presence of Substitutes
13.5 Industry Forecast

14. Poland
14.1 Market Profile
14.2 Coal Reserves
14.3 Coal Qualities

15. Russia
15.1 Market Profile
15.2 Coal Resources
15.3 Coal Classification System
15.4 Industry Structure
15.5 Industry Outlook

16. South Africa
16.1 Market Profile
16.2 Industry Structure
16.3 Regulatory Framework
16.4 Major Coal Consumers
16.4.1 Eskom
16.4.2 Sasol
16.5 Coal Exports
16.6 Coal Prices
16.7 Industry Outlook

17. Spain
17.1 Market Profile
17.2 Market Value & Volume
17.3 Industry Segmentation
17.4 Coal Industry in Spain: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
17.4.1 Introduction
17.4.2 Power of Buyers
17.4.3 Power of Suppliers
17.4.4 Competitive Rivalry
17.4.5 New Entrants in the Industry
17.4.6 Presence of Substitutes
17.5 Industry Forecast

18. Ukraine

19. United Kingdom
19.1 Market Profile
19.2 Market Value & Volume
19.3 Industry Segmentation
19.4 Coal Industry in the UK: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
19.4.1 Introduction
19.4.2 Power of Buyers
19.4.3 Power of Suppliers
19.4.4 Competitive Rivalry
19.4.5 New Entrants in the Industry
19.4.6 Presence of Substitutes
19.5 Industry Forecast

20. United States
20.1 Market Profile
20.2 US Coal Reserves
20.3 US Coal Resources
20.4 Market Value & Volume
20.5 Industry Segmentation
20.6 Coal Trade
20.7 Coal Industry in the US: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
20.7.1 Introduction
20.7.2 Power of Buyers
20.7.3 Power of Suppliers
20.7.4 Competitive Rivalry
20.7.5 New Entrants in the Industry
20.7.6 Presence of Substitutes
20.8 Industry Forecast

21. Venezuela

22. Case Study: Comparing the Coal Industries of China & India

Chapter 4: Analysis of Major Players

1. Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.
1.1 Company Overview
1.2 Business Segments
1.3 Major Products & Services
1.4 Financial Analysis
1.5 SWOT Analysis

2. Anglo American Plc
2.1 Company Overview
2.2 Business Segments
2.3 Major Products & Services
2.4 Financial Analysis
2.5 SWOT Analysis

3. Arch Coal
3.1 Company Overview
3.2 Business Segments
3.3 Major Products & Services
3.4 Financial Analysis
3.5 SWOT Analysis

4. BHP Billiton
4.1 Company Overview
4.2 Business Segments
4.3 Major Products & Services
4.4 Financial Analysis
4.5 Market Performance
4.6 SWOT Analysis

5. China Shenhua Energy Company Limited
5.1 Company Overview
5.2 Major Products & Services
5.3 Financial Analysis
5.4 Market Performance
5.5 SWOT Analysis

6. Coal India Limited
6.1 Company Overview
6.2 Business Segments
6.3 Major Products & Services
6.4 Financial Analysis
6.5 Market Performance
6.6 SWOT Analysis

7. ConocoPhillips
7.1 Company Overview
7.2 Business Segments
7.3 Major Products & Services
7.4 Financial Analysis
7.5 SWOT Analysis

8. CONSOL Energy
8.1 Company Overview
8.2 Business Segments
8.3 Major Products & Services
8.4 Financial Analysis
8.5 SWOT Analysis

9. Patriot Coal Corporation
9.1 Company Overview
9.2 Business Segments
9.3 Major Products & Services
9.4 Financial Analysis
9.5 SWOT Analysis

10. Peabody Energy Corporation
10.1 Company Overview
10.2 Business Segments
10.3 Major Products & Services
10.4 Financial Analysis
10.5 Market Performance
10.6 SWOT Analysis

11. Rio Tinto
11.1 Company Overview
11.2 Business Segments
11.3 Major Products & Services
11.4 Financial Analysis
11.5 Market Performance
11.6 SWOT Analysis

12. Sasol Limited
12.1 Company Overview
12.2 Business Segments
12.3 Major Products & Services
12.4 Financial Analysis
12.5 SWOT Analysis

13. TECO Energy, Inc.
13.1 Company Overview
13.2 Business Segments
13.3 Major Products & Services
13.4 Financial Analysis
13.5 SWOT Analysis

14. Teck Resources Limited
14.1 Company Overview
14.2 Business Segments
14.3 Major Products & Services
14.4 Financial Analysis
14.5 SWOT Analysis

15. UK Coal Plc
15.1 Company Overview
15.2 Business Segment
15.3 Major Products & Services
15.4 Financial Analysis
15.5 SWOT Analysis

16. Xstrata Plc
16.1 Company Overview
16.2 Business Segments
16.3 Major Products & Services
16.4 Financial Analysis
16.5 Market Performance
16.6 SWOT Analysis

17. Anhui Hengyuan Coal Industry Co Ltd

18. China Coal Energy Company Limited

19. China National Coal Group Corporation

20. China Resources Power Holdings Co. Ltd.

21. Cloud Peak Energy Inc.

22. Exxaro Resources

23. Foundation Coal Corporation

24. Grande Cache Coal Corporation

25. Guizhou Panjiang Refined Coal Co., Ltd

26. Henan Shenhuo Coal &Power Co., Ltd

27. Inner Mongolia Yitai Coal Company Ltd.

28. Macarthur Coal Limited

29. PT Adaro Energy Tbk

30. PT Bumi Resources Tbk

31. RAG AG

32. Raspadskaya OAO

33. Shanxi Xishan Coal and Electricity Power

34. Siberian Coal Energy Company

35. SinoCoking Coal and Coke Chem Industries, Inc.

36. SUEK-Krasnoyarsk OAO

37. Taiyuan Coal Gasification Company, Ltd

38. Vale S.A.

39. Western Coal Corporation

40. Yanzhou Coal Mining Company Limited

41. Zhengzhou Coal Industry & Electric Power

Chapter 5: Major Coal Mines of the World

1. Antelope Coal Mine
1.1 Mine Overview
1.2 Mine Location
1.3 Mine Geology
1.4 Mine Operations
1.5 Mine Processes
1.6 Environmental Profile

2. Bengalla Coal Mine
2.1 Mine Overview
2.2 Mine Location
2.3 Mine Geology
2.4 Mine Operations
2.5 Mine Processes
2.6 Environmental Profile

3. Blair Athol Coal Mine
3.1 Mine Overview
3.2 Mine Location
3.3 Mine Geology
3.4 Mine Operations
3.5 Mine Processes
3.6 Environmental Profile

4. BMA Mines
4.1 Mine Overview
4.2 Mine Location
4.3 Mine Geology
4.4 Mine Operations
4.5 Mine Processes
4.6 Environmental Profile

5. Cardinal River Coal Mine
5.1 Mine Overview
5.2 Mine Location
5.3 Mine Geology
5.4 Mine Operations
5.5 Mine Processes
5.6 Environmental Profile

6. Cerrejon Coal Mine
6.1 Mine Overview
6.2 Mine Location
6.3 Mine Geology
6.4 Mine Operations
6.5 Mine Processes
6.6 Environmental Profile

7. Coal Mountain Mine
7.1 Mine Overview
7.2 Mine Location
7.3 Mine Geology
7.4 Mine Operations
7.5 Mine Processes
7.6 Environmental Profile

8. Colowyo Coal Mine
8.1 Mine Overview
8.2 Mine Location
8.3 Mine Geology
8.4 Mine Operations
8.5 Mine Processes
8.6 Environmental Profile

9. Cordero Rojo Coal Mine
9.1 Mine Overview
9.2 Mine Location
9.3 Mine Geology
9.4 Mine Operations
9.5 Mine Processes
9.6 Environmental Profile

10. Elkview Coal Mine
10.1 Mine Overview
10.2 Mine Location
10.3 Mine Geology
10.4 Mine Operations
10.5 Mine Processes
10.6 Environmental Profile

11. Fording River Coal Mine
11.1 Mine Overview
11.2 Mine Location
11.3 Mine Geology
11.4 Mine Operations
11.5 Mine Processes
11.6 Environmental Profile

12. Green Hills Coal Mine
12.1 Mine Overview
12.2 Mine Location
12.3 Mine Geology
12.4 Mine Operations
12.5 Mine Processes
12.6 Environmental Profile

13. Hail Creek Coal Mine
13.1 Mine Overview
13.2 Mine Location
13.3 Mine Geology
13.4 Mine Operations
13.5 Mine Processes
13.6 Environmental Profile

14. Illawarra Coal Mine
14.1 Mine Overview
14.2 Mine Location
14.3 Mine Geology
14.4 Mine Operations
14.5 Mine Processes
14.6 Environmental Profile

15. Line Creek Coal Mine
15.1 Mine Overview
15.2 Mine Location
15.3 Mine Geology
15.4 Mine Operations
15.5 Mine Processes
15.6 Environmental Profile

16. Mt Arthur Coal Mine
16.1 Mine Overview
16.2 Mine Location
16.3 Mine Geology
16.4 Mine Operations
16.5 Mine Processes
16.6 Environmental Profile

17. Mt Owen Coal Mine
17.1 Mine Overview
17.2 Mine Location
17.3 Mine Geology
17.4 Mine Operations
17.5 Mine Processes
17.6 Environmental Profile

18. North Antelope Coal Mine
18.1 Mine Overview
18.2 Mine Location
18.3 Mine Geology
18.4 Mine Operations
18.5 Mine Processes
18.6 Environmental Profile

19. Pike River Coal Mine
19.1 Mine Overview
19.2 Mine Location
19.3 Mine Geology
19.4 Mine Operations
19.5 Mine Processes
19.6 Environmental Profile
19.7 Economic Aftermath

20. Spring Creek Coal Mine
20.1 Mine Overview
20.2 Mine Location
20.3 Mine Geology
20.4 Mine Operations
20.5 Mine Processes
20.6 Environmental Profile

21. Ulan Coal Mine
21.1 Mine Overview
21.2 Mine Location
21.3 Mine Geology
21.4 Mine Operations
21.5 Mine Processes
21.6 Environmental Profile

Chapter 6: Conclusion

1. Appendix

2. Glossary

- Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.
- Anglo American Plc
- Anhui Hengyuan Coal Industry Co Ltd
- Arch Coal
- BHP Billiton
- China Coal Energy Company Limited
- China National Coal Group Corporation
- China Resources Power Holdings Co. Ltd.
- China Shenhua Energy Company Limited
- Cloud Peak Energy Inc.
- Coal India Limited
- ConocoPhillips
- CONSOL Energy
- Exxaro Resources
- Foundation Coal Corporation
- Grande Cache Coal Corporation
- Guizhou Panjiang Refined Coal Co., Ltd
- Henan Shenhuo Coal &Power Co., Ltd
- Inner Mongolia Yitai Coal Company Ltd.
- Macarthur Coal Limited
- Patriot Coal Corporation
- Peabody Energy Corporation
- PT Adaro Energy Tbk
- PT Bumi Resources Tbk
- RAG AG
- Raspadskaya OAO
- Rio Tinto
- Sasol Limited
- Shanxi Xishan Coal and Electricity Power
- Siberian Coal Energy Company
- SinoCoking Coal and Coke Chem Industries, Inc.
- SUEK-Krasnoyarsk OAO
- Taiyuan Coal Gasification Company, Ltd
- Teck Resources Limited
- TECO Energy, Inc
- UK Coal Plc
- Vale S.A.
- Western Coal Corporation
- Xstrata Plc
- Yanzhou Coal Mining Company Limited
- Zhengzhou Coal Industry & Electric Power

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