Coal is the largest single source of fuel for the generation of electricity worldwide, as well as the largest worldwide source of carbon dioxide emissions, slightly ahead of petroleum and about double that of natural gas. Coal is extracted from the ground by coal mining, either underground mining or open pit mining.

Coal consumption is projected to grow at about 2.5% per year over the next 20 years, based on US Department of Energy forecasts.

Aruvian Research analyzes the global coal and consumable fuels industry in its research report Analyzing the Global Coal and Consumable Fuels Industry 2018. The report begins with a look at the consolidation in the global coal industry and how it has impacted the global energy industry.

The global coal and consumable fuels industry is analyzed through an industry analysis, industry growth analysis by value and volume both, industry segmentation, competition in the market, a look at the role of coal and energy security, coal consumption and production data, coal trade data and an industry forecast.

We analyze global coal trade through the structure of the market, benefits of coal trading, geographical divisions and how coal is traded, fluctuations in coal prices, the role of OTC brokers in coal trading, the different trading instruments for coal, the evolution of a single global coal market, and a look at international coal prices.

The coal industry in major coal markets are analyzed comprehensively in this report. Countries analyzed include Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Poland, Russia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States and Venezuela. Each market is analyzed through their primary energy sources and the energy consumption/production scenario within the country, coal market within the country, production and consumption statistics of coal, different coal qualities coal reserves and an industry forecast.

An analysis of the major coal mines of the world is included in the report, followed by the analysis of the leading market players through an in-depth business analysis, financial analysis and a SWOT analysis.