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Coal Mining in the US - Industry Market Research Report


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Coal Mining in the US

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. Consequently, industry revenue is projected to grow in the five years to 2021.

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.

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.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Electric power consumption
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2016)
    • Table Industry trade balance
    • Table Exports To
    • Table Business Locations 2016
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
    • Table Trade Globalization
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table Peabody Energy Corporation (industry-relevant operations) –Financial performance*
    • Table Alpha Natural Resources (industry-relevant operations) –Financial performance*
    • Table Arch Coal Inc. (industry-relevant operations) - Financial performance*
    • Table Consol Energy Inc. (industry-relevant operations) –Financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs Growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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