Coal Market by Type and Geography - Forecast and Analysis 2020-2024

  • Published: Nov 2019
  • Pages: 157
  • SKU: IRTNTR40196

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The coal market size has the potential to grow by USD 66.3 billion during 2020-2024. The market’s growth momentum will accelerate throughout the forecast period because of the steady increase in year-over-year growth.

This coal market research report analyzes the market’s competitive landscape and offers information on several market vendors, including Anglo American Plc, Arch Coal Inc., BHP, China Coal Energy Co. Ltd., China Shenhua Energy Co. Ltd., Coal India Ltd., Glencore Plc, JSC Siberian Coal Energy Co., NLC India Ltd., and Vale SA. Also, the report provides a detailed analysis of the market by type (bituminous and sub-bituminous, anthracite, and others) and geography (APAC, Europe, North America, and ROW).

Statistical Analysis of Coal Market


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Market Competitive Analysis

The coal market is currently fragmented. The degree of fragmentation will remain the same over the forecast period. Vendors are focusing on automating their mining processes to improve efficiency, productivity, and safety. JSC Siberian Coal Energy Co., NLC India Ltd., and Vale SA. are a few of the major market participants. The accelerating market growth momentum will offer immense business opportunities to the vendors. However, challenges such as competition from alternative energy sources will impede the growth of the market participants. To boost the coal market demand, vendors should focus more on the growth prospects in the fast-growing segments, while maintaining their positions in the slow-growing segments.

This coal market forecast report provides a detailed analysis of the market leaders and offers information on the competencies and capacities of the companies which will help clients improve their market position. The report also covers details on the market’s competitive landscape and provides information on the products offered by various companies. This report also includes information on the upcoming coal market trends and challenges that will influence market growth. This will help companies create strategies to make the most of future growth opportunities.

This coal market analysis report provides information on the production, sustainability, and prospects of several leading companies, including:

  • Anglo American Plc
  • Arch Coal Inc.
  • BHP
  • China Coal Energy Co. Ltd.
  • China Shenhua Energy Co. Ltd.
  • Coal India Ltd.
  • Glencore Plc
  • JSC Siberian Coal Energy Co.
  • NLC India Ltd.
  • Vale SA.   

Coal Market: Segmentation by Region


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The rising demand for electricity in Asia is significantly contributing to the coal market growth in APAC. Moreover, coal-fired projects can be pursued easily in the region as they do not require capital-intensive fuel delivery infrastructure, unlike natural gas. On the other hand, in Australia, the production rate of coal is high owing to the presence of large coal reserves. 

Over 82% of the overall market’s growth will originate from APAC during the forecast period. Southeast Asian countries are developing new coal-fired plants with high efficiency, low emission technologies. India, Australia, and China are the key markets for coal in APAC. The market growth rate in this region will be faster than that of the overall market during the forecast period.

Coal Market: Segmentation by Type


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Bituminous and sub-bituminous coal grades are used to generate electricity and as raw material and fuel to manufacture iron and steel. As a result, the rising demand for energy in emerging economies such as China and India has increased the use of bituminous and sub-bituminous coal. Therefore, the coal market size growth by the market segment will be substantial over the forecast period.

The growth rate of the bituminous and sub-bituminous coal segment is expected to be faster compared with the other segments over the forecast period. This report provides an accurate prediction of the contribution of all the coal market segmentation.

Coal Market Dynamics

Steel is the most crucial construction and engineering material. Therefore, the growing construction activities, owing to increasing infrastructural development across the world, is fueling the sales of steel. The primary techniques deployed to manufacture steel are EAF and blast furnace-basic oxygen furnace (BF-BOF) methods, and both these processes involve the use of metallurgical coal. Among the two processes, the BF-BOF method dominates the steelmaking industry, creating a significant demand for metallurgical coal. As a result, the coal market is recording substantial growth.

China and India are the chief crude steel manufacturers in the world, primarily because of the easy availability of raw materials and cost-effective skilled labor. Moreover, the growing automotive and construction industries in these economies is increasing the use of steel. Therefore, China and India are significant revenue contributors to the global coal market.

  • The use of automation, robotic machines, and advanced machinery such as bucket wheel excavators (BWEs) is increasing in the mining industry.
  • The adoption of such advanced technologies has been driving the production capacity and efficiency, stimulating global coal production.
  • Apart from the increase in production efficiency, the use of such technologies has also improved the safety of the workforce.
  • Many coal mines in Australia are using the underground automation system, developed by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation and the coal industry in the country. 
  • The coal market size will grow at a CAGR of almost 2% during 2020-2024.


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Key Highlights of the Coal Market Report for 2020-2024

  • CAGR of the market during the forecast period 2020-2024
  • Detailed information on factors that will accelerate the coal market growth during the next five years
  • Precise estimation of the coal market size and its contribution to the parent market
  • Coal market facts & figures and accurate predictions on upcoming trends and changes in consumer behavior
  • Estimation of potential opportunity for coal market by type and geographic segments
  • Identification of key countries across APAC, Europe, North America, and ROW
  • A thorough analysis of the market’s competitive landscape and detailed information on vendors
  • Comprehensive details of factors that will challenge the growth of coal vendors

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  • 2.1 Preface
  • 2.2 Preface
  • 2.3 Currency conversion rates for US$


  • Market ecosystem
  • Market characteristics
  • Value chain analysis
  • Market segmentation analysis


  • Market definition
  • Market sizing 2019
  • Market outlook
  • Market size and forecast 2019-2024


  • Bargaining power of buyers
  • Bargaining power of suppliers
  • Threat of new entrants
  • Threat of substitutes
  • Threat of rivalry
  • Market condition


  • Market segmentation by type
  • Comparison by type
  • Bituminous and sub-bituminous - Market size and forecast 2019-2024
  • Anthracite - Market size and forecast 2019-2024
  • Lignite - Market size and forecast 2019-2024
  • Market opportunity by type



  • Geographic segmentation
  • Geographic comparison
  • APAC - Market size and forecast 2019-2024
  • North America - Market size and forecast 2019-2024
  • Europe - Market size and forecast 2019-2024
  • ROW - Market size and forecast 2019-2024
  • Key leading countries
  • Market opportunity


  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges


  • Increasing adoption of coal liquefaction
  • Advances in mining industry
  • Development of improved ash handling technologies


  • Overview
  • Landscape disruption
  • Competitive scenario


  • Vendors covered
  • Vendor classification
  • Market positioning of vendors
  • Anglo American Plc
  • Arch Coal Inc.
  • BHP
  • China Coal Energy Co. Ltd.
  • China Shenhua Energy Co. Ltd.
  • Coal India Ltd.
  • Glencore Plc
  • JSC Siberian Coal Energy Co.
  • NLC India Ltd.
  • Vale SA


  • Research methodology
  • List of abbreviations
  • Definition of market positioning of vendors


Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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