Coal Mining in Canada: Market Research Report

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Coal Mining in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 21211CA | Feb 2015

Burned out: Natural gas expansion and slowing export demand will eat into demand for coal

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 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Coal miners have experienced only slight declines over the past five years. Strong demand from steel production abroad and moderate increases in electricity demand have pushed coal prices up, boosting industry performance. Over the next five years, the industry is expected to perform steadily; however, while coal prices increase over the period, economic growth in emerging economies (e.g. China) is expected to slow, hampering industry revenue somewhat... purchase to read more

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There are two main types of coal: brown coal (also known as lignite) and black coal (bituminous, subbituminous and anthracite coals). Black coal can be further broken down into thermal coal and metallurgical coal. Coal is categorized based on its content of carbon (i.e. energy) and moisture, which determine its value.

Thermal coal

Thermal coal is used to produce electricity. Thermal coal generally contains less carbon than metallurgical coal, making it unsuitable for making steel; instead, it has a relatively high energy content. Over 56.0% of the coal mined in Canada is thermal coal. This large share has been volatile during the past five years. Consumption of thermal coal by the downstream electric power generators has declined due to environmental concerns... purchase to read more


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What is the Coal Mining Industry?

This industry mines bituminous, anthracite and lignite varieties of coal. Mining occurs underground and in surface pits. Industry operators may also develop coal mine sites and prepare the coal for sale by washing, screening and sizing it.

Industry Products
Thermal coalMetallurgical coal
Industry Activities
Bituminous coal and lignite surface miningBituminous coal and lignite underground miningAnthracite mining

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