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The global coal industry is expected to reach an estimated value of $1,037 billion by 2018. The major drivers of the coal industry are rising economic growth, increasing manufacturing base, and increasing demand for electricity. Availability of coal in abundance and relatively lower cost for coal generated power plants drives the demand for coal. APAC is likely to dominate this industry during forecast period.

Upcoming technology such as Coal Liquefaction and Gasification Technology, Carbon Capture & Storage/Sequestration (CCS), and Efficiency improvement by Ultra Supercritical Pulverized Coal (USPC), and Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) are the

emerging trends that are likely to boost the market.

A total of 49 figures / charts and 28 tables are provided in this report to help in your business decisions. Sample figures with some insights are shown below. To learn the scope of, benefits, companies researched and other details of the coal market report, download the report brochure.

On the basis of its comprehensive research, Lucintel forecasts that coal market will grow moderately during 2013-2018. Strong demand in the electric utilities sector considering an increase in population and growth in electric appliances is fostered by rise in living standards. Growing demand of energy from emerging economies such as China, India, and the Middle East countries is anticipated to boost the market.
This unique report from Lucintel will provide you with valuable information, insights, and tools needed to identify new growth opportunities and operate your business successfully in this market. This report will save hundreds of hours of your own personal research time and will significantly benefit you in expanding your business in this market. In today’s stringent economy, you need every advantage that you can find.
To make business, investment, and strategic decisions, you need timely, useful information. The coal market report fulfills this core need and is an indispensable reference guide for multinational materials suppliers, product manufacturers, investors, executives, distributors, and many more that operate in this market.
Some of the features of this report:

  • Analysis of competitive intensity of the industry based on Porter’s Five Forces model which helps to understand the competitive position of industry players.
  • Coal market size in terms of value and volume, market size trend (2007-2012) and forecast (2013-2018) those are useful to make major investment decisions. 
  • Regional Analysis provides coal market breakdown by region in terms of value and volume among North America, Europe, APAC and ROW.
  • Competitor analysis: growth leadership analysis, market drivers and challenges, growth opportunity analysis of regional market that helps to ascertain a sound investment decision.
  • Coal market strategic assessment, emerging trend, innovations and new product launches, mergers and acquisitions by the industry players are studied in the report.
  • More than 49 figures/charts and 28 tables are provided in this roughly 11-page report.

Table of Contents

 1. Executive Summary 
 2. Industry Definition and Scope 
 3. Industry Overview 
 4. Macroeconomic Trend 
 5. Industry Trends 
 6. Competitive Landscape 
 7. Macroeconomic Forecast 
 8. Industry Forecasts 
 9. Emerging Trends 
 10. Unmet Needs 
 11. Growth Opportunity 
 12. Conclusions  

List of Figures

Chapter 3. Industry Overview
Figure 3.1: External forces shaping global coal industry
Chapter 4. Global Macroeconomic Overview
Figure 4.1: Global GDP growth rate trend 
Figure 4.2: Global population growth rate trend 
Figure 4.3: Global inflation rate trend
Figure 4.4: Global unemployment rate trend 
Figure 4.5: Regional GDP growth rate trend 
Figure 4.6: Regional population growth rate trend 
Figure 4.7: Regional inflation rate trend
Figure 4.8: Regional unemployment rate trend 
Chapter 5. Industry Trends
Figure 5.1: Global coal industry annual trend 2007-2012 (US $B) 
Figure 5.2: Global coal industry volume trend 2007-2012 (Mt)*
Figure 5.3: Global coal industry regional trend 2007-2012 (US $B) 
Figure 5.4: Global coal industry regional trend 2007-2012 (%)
Figure 5.5: Global coal industry regional trend 2007-2012 (US $B) (volume)
Figure 5.6: Global coal industry regional trend 2007-2012 (%)
Figure 5.7: Global coal industry quarterly trend 2010-2011 (US $B) 
Figure 5.8: Global coal industry profitability trend 2007-2012 
Figure 5.9: Global coal industry revenue per employee trend 2007-2012 
Figure 5.10: Cost structure of global coal industry 2007-2012 
Figure 5.11: Cost structure in North American coal industry 2007-2012 
Figure 5.12: Cost structure in European coal industry 2007-2012 
Figure 5.13: Cost structure in Asia Pacific coal industry 2007-2012
Figure 5.14: Cash on hand for global coal industry 2007-2012 (US $B) 
Figure 5.15: Cash on hand for global coal industry 2007-2012 (%) 
Figure 5.16: Asset for global coal industry 2007-2012 (US $B) 
Figure 5.17: Assets for global coal industry 2007-2012 (%) 
Figure 5.18: Debt for global coal industry 2007-2012 (US $B) 
Figure 5.19: Debt for global coal industry 2007-2012 (%)  
Chapter 6. Competitive Landscape
Figure 6.1: Market shares of top players in global coal industry in 2007 
Figure 6.2: Market shares of top players in global coal industry in 2012
Figure 6.3: Global coal industry 2007 market share analysis
Figure 6.4: Global coal industry 2012 market share analysis
Figure 6.5: Top five companies v/s coal industry gross profit & net profit analysis 2012
Chapter 7. Macroeconomic Forecast
Figure 7.1: Global GDP growth rate forecast 
Figure 7.2: Global population growth rate forecast 
Figure 7.3: Global inflation rate forecast 
Figure 7.4: Global unemployment rate forecast 
Figure 7.5: Regional GDP growth rate forecast at constant price
Figure 7.6: Regional population growth rate forecast
Figure 7.7: Regional inflation rate forecast
Figure 7.8: Regional unemployment rate forecast
Chapter 8. Industry Forecasts
Figure 8.1: Global coal industry annual forecast 2013-2018 ($B)
Figure 8.2: Global coal industry annual forecast 2013-2018 (million metric ton sales)
Figure 8.3: Global coal industry quarterly forecast 2013-2014 ($B)
Figure 8.4: Global coal industry regional forecast 2013-2018 ($B)
Figure 8.5: Global coal industry regional forecast 2013-2018 (%)
Chapter 9. Emerging Trends
Figure 9.1: Emerging trends in global coal industry
Chapter 10. Unmet Needs
Figure 10.1 Emerging trends in global coal industry
Chapter 11. Growth Opportunity
Figure 11.1: Global coal industry opportunity by region
List of Tables
Chapter 3. Industry Overview
Table 3.1: Industry parameters of global coal industry 
Table 3.2: Relative industry attractiveness by region 
Chapter 5. Industry Trends
Table 5.1: Regional revenue growth rate 
Table 5.2: Percentage change in cost structure 
Table 5.3: Percentage change in cash on hand 
Table 5.4: Percentage change in total asset  
Table 5.5: Percentage change in total debt 
Table 5.6: Key companies by revenue growth
Table 5.7: Key companies by high revenue growth
Table 5.8: Key companies by low revenue growth
Chapter 8. Industry Forecasts
Table 8.1: Global coal regional forecast growth rate

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