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 can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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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Coal mining is a pillar of the Canadian economy, as the industry not only adds significantly to the national GDP, but it also drives the economic well-being of many regions and communities. Besides its direct contributions, the industry supports numerous companies and sectors that supply coal mining with the goods and services it needs to function. As emerging economies extensively build out their infrastructure, thus underpinning demand for metallurgical coal exports, prices for this type of coal prices for this type of coal have risen in the past five years. Additionally, as the domestic economy recovers from recession, demand for electricity has driven the country's appetite for coal-fuelled utilities... 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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