Global Coal Mining - Industry Market Research Report

  • ID: 3799689
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 33 pages
  • IBISWorld
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Glowing embers: Strong demand from emerging economies will stoke industry revenue

Global Coal Mining

Coal plays a vital role in the world's ability to generate electricity and manufacture steel. Coal's position in global electricity markets stems from its relative accessibility, affordability and distribution around the globe. Over the past five years, the prices of thermal and coking coal have fluctuated wildly, falling sharply during the first half of the reporting period before beginning to recover over the latter half. Industry revenue has benefited in particular from strong growth in prices in 2017, and continued growth in thermal coal prices in 2018 is projected to lead to revenue growth over that year. Over the five years to 2023, demand for coal is anticipated to decline somewhat, although while many nations in developed and developing economies will continue to shift energy generation toward renewable sources, many will also continue to expand their coal power capabilities. However, slowing demand overall from emerging markets will put downward pressure on the prices of both coking and thermal coal. As a result, Industry revenue is forecast to decline.

This industry mines various types of coal. Most coal mines consist of bituminous coal or anthracite (types of black coal), but operators may also mine lignite (brown coal). Mining occurs underground and in surface pits. Industry enterprises may also develop coal mine sites and prepare the coal for sale by washing, screening and sizing it.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.

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ABOUT THIS INDUSTRY
Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE

INDUSTRY PERFORMANCE
Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

PRODUCTS & MARKETS
Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
Industry Globalization

MAJOR COMPANIES

OPERATING CONDITIONS
Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

KEY STATISTICS
Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

JARGON & GLOSSARY
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