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Coal Mining in Canada: Market Research Report

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Coal Mining in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 21211CA | Apr 2016

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

The Coal Mining market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

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 wellbeing of many regions and communities. As the domestic economy recovers from recession, demand for electricity has driven the country's appetite for coal-fuelled utilities. However, the growing preference for renewable and clean sources of energy threatens the industry. In the five years to 2021, the Coal Mining industry's performance is forecast to struggle due to the projected economic slowdown in BRIC countries. Although demand for steel and, therefore, metallurgical coal, from these countries is expected to remain high, this rate is unlikely to rival prerecessionary levels... 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


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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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