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Coal Mining – Industry Research, Analysis, Statistics, and Forecasts

SIC 12  |  NAICS 2121

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Industry Research Reports
Coal Mining  (view report)
Coal Wholesaling  (view report)
Comprehensive industry research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

Mining Media International
Coal Age

Monthly trade journal features news and information for industry professionals, with special features including the "Annual Forecast" (January edition) which provides an assessment of current business conditions and future market trends based on survey of its readers and additional data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the Edison Electrical Institute, and leading industry participants.

U.S. Energy Information Administration
Statistical data and other information available from this organization include:

Short-Term Energy Outlook
Monthly energy forecast report provides historical data and forecasts for U.S. coal production, imports and exports, consumption (e.g., electric power sector, other sectors, total consumption), and end of period inventories (e.g., electric power sector, total inventories) in terms of millions of short tons, and historical and forecast annual average prices for the electric power sector in dollars per million BTU.

Annual Report
Comprehensive annual publication provides detailed statistics on U.S. production, productive capacity, recoverable reserves, industry employment, mine productivity, domestic consumption, average mine sale prices, and average consumer prices, with statistical data for these various measures broken out by state or geographic region, mine type, mining method, production range, and sector, as applicable.


International trade association presentation provides a comprehensive overview of coal and its role in the global economy, with topics covered in the guide including mining, processing, and transportation;  production, consumption, and trade; common uses (e.g., electricity generation, steel production, and other industrial processes); environmental impact; and its role in addressing future energy demands.

Global Coal Mining Industry

Market research report provides a detailed analysis of the global coal market, with market segments analyzed by type of product (e.g., lignite, sub-bituminous, bituminous, and anthracite), type of mining operation (surface, underground), end-use application (e.g., power generation, steel manufacturing, cement manufacturing, and heating), and major geographic market (e.g., U.S.A., China, and India).

Oil Price Information Service, LLC
McCloskey Coal Report
Bi-weekly publication provides global coverage of this energy market sector, with topics covered in each issue of the publication including a round up of major global news stories with in-depth analysis and context; global trade and market news in the metallurgical and thermal fuel markets; production, consumption, import and export, and price data; and global mining, power, and steel developments.

S&P Global, Inc.
Commodity Insights Coal Service

Subscription-based market research service provides detailed coverage of this product sector on a global basis, with information available from this service including daily news and price information, market data (e.g., production estimates and statistics, railcar loadings, stockpile levels, imports and exports, and fuel transactions), price assessments, market reports, and geospatial data and maps.

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Coal Mining  Search for "2121" to see available reports

Market analysis reports provide industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner Industry Financial Ratios
Coal Mining  Search for "2121" to see available reports
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample financial statement and ratio analysis report is available free online.

Industry Research Reports
Coal Mining
(see links for individual reports)  (sample spreadsheet)

Key statistics section of these reports provides detailed income statements and balance sheets on a common-size basis and over twenty-five industry financial ratios, with financial ratios provided for the each of the four most recent calendar years and on a historical average basis for 3-year, 5-year, and 10-year time periods. Sample spreadsheet with breakdowns by asset size can be viewed free online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

InfoMine USA, Inc.
U.S. Mining Salaries, Wages, & Benefits Report

Annual survey provides compensation and benefits data for executive, salaried, and hourly personnel, with salary, wage, and benefits data broken out by state or geographic region, type of mining operation (e.g., surface, underground), size of operation in terms of annual tonnage produced, total number of employees (<100 employees, 100 employees +), and hourly workforce status (e.g., union, non-union).

PayScale, Inc.
Coal Mines

Free online service provides salary and wage hourly data for selected job positions such as mining engineer, environmental manager, safety manager, production foreman, heavy equipment operator, mine worker, and welder, with employers for which salary or wage data is provided including Alpha Natural Resources, Inc., Peabody Energy, Inc., Consol Energy, Inc., and Cloud Peak Energy, Inc.

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BV Guides and Databases

Private Company Sales Transaction Databases
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search the DealStats, BIZCOMPS, and FactSet/BVR databases for private company sales transaction data by SIC or NAICS Code using the following codes:
  SIC Code 12 - Coal Mining
  NAICS Code 2121 - Coal Mining
Types of establishments included in these codes
Coal mines - establishments that develop and extract coal deposits from the earth for use as fuel, including both underground and open-pit mines.
Coal preparation plants - establishments that process coal to remove impurities and prepare it for use, including crushing, sizing, washing, and drying.
Coal washing plants - establishments that clean coal by washing, separating, and removing impurities.
Coal mining services - establishments that provide support activities to coal mining operations, including exploration, drilling, blasting, and hauling.
Strip mines - establishments that mine coal from the surface by removing the overburden (rock, soil, trees, etc.) to access the coal seam, and then transporting it away for processing and use.
Underground mines - establishments that mine coal from underground deposits, either by room and pillar mining, longwall mining, or other methods. These mines may include shafts, drifts, and adits to access the coal seam.
Sample reports with detailed sales transaction data and valuation multiples are available free online.

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