Coal in the United States

Coal in the United States industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value 2010-14, and forecast to 2019). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the United States coal market. Includes market size data, textual and graphical analysis of market growth trends, leading companies and macroeconomic information.

  • The coal market is defined as revenues due to the sale of coal for industry and power generation.
  • The US coal market had total revenues of $48.6bn in 2014, representing a compound annual rate of change (CARC) of -3.1% between 2010 and 2014.
  • Market consumption volumes declined with a CARC of -3.1% between 2010 and 2014, to reach a total of 922.9 million short tons in 2014.
  • The performance of the market is forecast to decline further but at a slower pace, with an anticipated CARC of -0.3% for the five-year period 2014 - 2019, which is expected to drive the market to a value of $48.0bn by the end of 2019.

Scope

Save time carrying out entry-level research by identifying the size, growth, and leading players in the coal market in the United States

Use the Five Forces analysis to determine the competitive intensity and therefore attractiveness of the coal market in the United States

Leading company profiles reveal details of key coal market players’ global operations and financial performance

Add weight to presentations and pitches by understanding the future growth prospects of the United States coal market with five year forecasts

Macroeconomic indicators provide insight into general trends within the United States economy

Reasons to buy

What was the size of the United States coal market by value in 2014?

What will be the size of the United States coal market in 2019?

What factors are affecting the strength of competition in the United States coal market?

How has the market performed over the last five years?

Companies mentioned

Alpha Natural Resources, Inc., Arch Coal, Inc., CONSOL Energy Inc and Peabody Energy Corporation

Alpha Natural Resources, Inc., Arch Coal, Inc., CONSOL Energy Inc and Peabody Energy Corporation

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Executive Summary 2

Market value 2

Market value forecast 2

Market volume 2

Market volume forecast 2

Geography segmentation 2

Market rivalry ...

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Executive Summary 2

Market value 2

Market value forecast 2

Market volume 2

Market volume forecast 2

Geography segmentation 2

Market rivalry 2

Market Overview 7

Market definition 7

Market analysis 7

Market Data 8

Market value 8

Market volume 9

Market Segmentation 10

Geography segmentation 10

Market Outlook 11

Market value forecast 11

Market volume forecast 12

Five Forces Analysis 13

Summary 13

Buyer power 14

Supplier power 15

New entrants 16

Threat of substitutes 17

Degree of rivalry 18

Leading Companies 19

Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. 19

Arch Coal, Inc. 22

CONSOL Energy Inc 25

Peabody Energy Corporation 29

Macroeconomic Indicators 32

Country Data 32

Methodology 34

Industry associations 35

Related MarketLine research 35

Appendix 36

About MarketLine 36

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1: United States coal market value: $ billion, 2010–14(e) 8

Table 2: United States coal market volume: million short tons, 2010–14(e) 9

Table 3: United States coal market geography segmentation: $ billion, 2014(e) 10

Table 4: United States coal market value forecast: $ billion, 2014–19 11

Table 5: United States coal market volume forecast: million short tons, 2014–19 12

Table 6: Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.: key facts 19

Table 7: Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.: key financials ($) 20

Table 8: Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.: key financial ratios 20

Table 9: Arch Coal, Inc.: key facts 22

Table 10: Arch Coal, Inc.: key financials ($) 23

Table 11: Arch Coal, Inc.: key financial ratios 23

Table 12: CONSOL Energy Inc: key facts 25

Table 13: CONSOL Energy Inc: key financials ($) 26

Table 14: CONSOL Energy Inc: key financial ratios 27

Table 15: Peabody Energy Corporation: key facts 29

Table 16: Peabody Energy Corporation: key financials ($) 30

Table 17: Peabody Energy Corporation: key financial ratios 30

Table 18: United States size of population (million), 2010–14 32

Table 19: United States gdp (constant 2005 prices, $ billion), 2010–14 32

Table 20: United States gdp (current prices, $ billion), 2010–14 32

Table 21: United States inflation, 2010–14 33

Table 22: United States consumer price index (absolute), 2010–14 33

Table 23: United States exchange rate, 2010–14 33

LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1: United States coal market value: $ billion, 2010–14(e) 8

Figure 2: United States coal market volume: million short tons, 2010–14(e) 9

Figure 3: United States coal market geography segmentation: % share, by value, 2014(e) 10

Figure 4: United States coal market value forecast: $ billion, 2014–19 11

Figure 5: United States coal market volume forecast: million short tons, 2014–19 12

Figure 6: Forces driving competition in the coal market in the United States, 2014 13

Figure 7: Drivers of buyer power in the coal market in the United States, 2014 14

Figure 8: Drivers of supplier power in the coal market in the United States, 2014 15

Figure 9: Factors influencing the likelihood of new entrants in the coal market in the United States, 2014 16

Figure 10: Factors influencing the threat of substitutes in the coal market in the United States, 2014 17

Figure 11: Drivers of degree of rivalry in the coal market in the United States, 2014 18

Figure 12: Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.: revenues & profitability 21

Figure 13: Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.: assets & liabilities 21

Figure 14: Arch Coal, Inc.: revenues & profitability 24

Figure 15: Arch Coal, Inc.: assets & liabilities 24

Figure 16: CONSOL Energy Inc: revenues & profitability 27

Figure 17: CONSOL Energy Inc: assets & liabilities 28

Figure 18: Peabody Energy Corporation: revenues & profitability 31

Figure 19: Peabody Energy Corporation: assets & liabilities 31

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