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 will increase over the period, economic growth in emerging economies (e.g. China) is expected to slow, hampering industry revenue somewhat... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The Coal Mining industry's establishments are distributed largely in line with the regions' coal reserves. There is a large difference between where establishments are located and each location's share of production, because coal resources and output vary drastically from mine to mine.
Canada holds abundant reserves of coal throughout its territories. According to Natural Resources Canada, significant coal formations have been identified in Yukon, Newfoundland and Labrador, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, but these territories are not currently being exploited. Meanwhile, significant quantities of metallurgical and thermal coal are currently produced in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia... purchase to read more