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Coal Mining Market Research Reports & Industry Analysis

Coal mining removes coal from the ground. Coal is valued for its energy content, and since the 1880s through today is widely used electricity generation. Steel and cement industries use coal as a fuel for extraction of iron from iron ore and for cement production.

Methods of coal extraction include surface mining, area mining, contour mining, mountaintop removal mining, room and pillar mining, and underground mining.

Coal is mined commercially in over 50 countries. Over 7,036 Mt/yr of hard coal is currently produced, a substantial increase over the past 25 years. In 2006, the world production of brown coal and lignite was slightly over 1,000 Mt, with Germany the world’s largest brown coal producer at 194.4 Mt, and China second at 100.6 Mt.

Coal production has grown fastest in Asia, while Europe has declined. The top coal mining nations are: China, USA, India, Australia, South Africa, Russia, Indonesia, Poland, Kazakhstan and Colombia.

Most coal production is used in the country of origin, with around 16% of hard coal production being exported.

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Coal Mining Industry Research & Market Reports

  • Coal Mining (GLOBAL) - Industry Report

    ... including CITIC LIMITED, YANGQUAN COAL INDUSTRY (GROUP) CO., LTD. and THE SIAM CEMENT PCL. This report includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. Plimsoll Publishing's latest Coal Mining ... Read More

  • Botswana Mining Q4 2018

    ... Botswana's mining industry will see steady value growth as government efforts to diversify away from the diamondsector encourages foreign investment, particularly coal projects. Nevertheless, diamonds will still dominate the mining industry for awhile to come. Read More

  • Poland Mining Q4 2018

    ... over the coming five years compared with the last. The coal sector willbe overhauled as the government seeks to restructure unprofitable mines. Copper output will struggle as falling copper ore gradesare set to hinder growth. Read More

  • Coal Mining in China - Industry Market Research Report

    ... facilities to wash and process raw coal to yield qualified products for different downstream industries. This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also ... Read More

  • Coal Mining

    ... Major companies include Arch Coal, Cloud Peak Energy, and Peabody Energy (all based in the US), as well as Anglo American (UK), BHP Billiton (dually headquartered in the UK and Australia), Coal India Limited (CIL, ... Read More

  • Mongolia Mining Q3 2018

    ... major export markets such as China. Projects suchas Rio Tinto's Oyu Tolgoi mine will significantly increase the country's mining output over the coming years. Recent increases ingovernment intervention, however, poses significant risks to our forecasts. Read More

  • Colombia Mining Q3 2018

    ... will drive mining industry value growth, as major miners ramp up output to gain seaborne marketshare over the coming years. However, declining thermal coal prices due to oversupply will curb growth in mining industry value. Read More

  • South Africa Mining Q3 2018

    ... mining sector will see upside risks to growth ahead as new President Cyril Ramaphosaheralds an improved regulatory outlook. However, high labour costs, an appreciating rand and depleting resources will continue toplague growth levels moving forward. Read More

  • Coal Mining in South Africa to 2022 - Coal Supply to Strengthen to Support Growing Domestic Demand

    ... platinum. The country had 9.9 billion tonnes (Bnt) of proven coal reserves at the end of 2016. In 2017, the country’s coal production grew at a marginal rate of 0.6%, as a result of lower ... Read More

  • Coal Mining in Australia to 2022 - Shift to Renewables will Impact Domestic Demand while Exports Rebound

    ... gas. The mining industry plays an important role in the country’s economy. The country had 114.8 billion tonnes (Bnt) of proven coal reserves, accounting for 12.7% of the global total in 2016, of which sub-bituminous ... Read More

  • Poland Mining Report Q3 2018

    ... mines. Copper output will struggle as falling copper ore grades areset to hinder growth. Nevertheless, the rate of growth we forecast indicates the country will remain one of the most significantplayers in the European coal, ... Read More

  • Coal Mining in Indonesia to 2022 - Upcoming Power Plants to Encourage Domestic Consumption

    ... among others. It was the world’s ninth-largest country in terms of proven coal reserves at 25.5 billion tonnes (Bnt), accounting for 2.2% of the global total, at the end of 2016. The country’s coal industry ... Read More

  • Global Metals & Mining Industry Profile & Value Chain Analysis

    ... 2021). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the industry. The value and supply chain analysis reveals the business activities which comprise the ... Read More

  • Brown Coal Mining in Australia - Industry Market Research Report

    ... 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. Read More

  • Zambia Mining Report Q2 2018

    ... the regulatoryenvironment remains favourable. This will drive an increase in mining activity and investment as previously sidelined projects comeback online. However, the ongoing problem of power shortages will continue to hinder growth opportunities moving forward. Read More

  • Botswana Mining Report Q2 2018

    Botswana Mining Report Q2 2018 BMI View: Botswana's mining industry will see steady value growth as government efforts to diversify away from the diamondsector encourages foreign investment, particularly coal projects. Read More

  • Coal Mining in Canada - Industry Market Research Report

    ... have pushed coal prices down, hampering industry performance. The industry is expected to continue declining over the five years to 2023. Coal prices are expected to decrease during the period and slowing economic growth in ... Read More

  • Australia’s Mining Fiscal Regime 2018 - A Focus on Mining Licensing, Fees, Royalties and Taxes

    ... and uranium. Mining has a significant impact on country’s national income, investments, jobs, exports, and government revenues. Up to 85% of Australia’s mineral production originates from the Minerals Council of Australia’s member companies, which also ... Read More

  • Black Coal Mining in Australia - Industry Market Research 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 ... Read More

  • Mining Industry Capital Raising Quarterly Review - Q4 2017

    ... offering, debt offering, private equity, and venture capital) deals, relevant to mining industry. The report provides detailed comparative monthly data, on the number of deals and their value, segregated into deal types by region, country ... Read More

  • Mining of Coal and Lignite; Extraction of Peat in India: ISIC 10

    ... size and shape of the Mining of Coal and Lignite; Extraction of Peat market at a national level. It provides the latest retail sales data, allowing you to identify the sectors driving growth. It identifies ... Read More

  • Hard Coal Mining in the UK - Industry Market Research Report

    ... compressing, which are necessary to prepare the coal for sale. The industry does not include support activities, test drilling or the manufacture of hard coal briquettes. This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth ... Read More

  • SIG – Taroborah Coal Mine Development – Queensland - Project Profile

    ... and location. The profile also details project ownership and funding, gives a full project description, as well as information on contracts, tendering and key project contacts. The "SIG – Taroborah Coal Mine Development – Queensland ... Read More

  • Mining of Coal and Lignite; Extraction of Peat in Russia: ISIC 10

    ... size and shape of the Mining of Coal and Lignite; Extraction of Peat market at a national level. It provides the latest retail sales data, allowing you to identify the sectors driving growth. It identifies ... Read More

  • NAC – New Acland Coal Mine Facilities Stage III – Queensland - Project Profile

    ... of the project including project overview and location. The profile also details project ownership and funding, gives a full project description, as well as information on contracts, tendering and key project contacts. The "NAC – ... Read More

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