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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Bituminous Coal & Lignite Surface Mining

Overview of the U.S. Bituminous Coal & Lignite Surface Mining Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:
  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Bituminous Coal & Lignite Surface Mining: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast[PREMIUM]

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map of Bituminous Coal & Lignite Surface Mining by state

Bituminous Coal & Lignite Surface Mining Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Bituminous Coal & Lignite Surface Mining companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

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Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Bituminous Coal & Lignite Surface Mining company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Bituminous Coal & Lignite Surface Mining industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Bituminous Coal & Lignite Surface Mining measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 3%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers1%
Construction and Extraction Occupations 47%
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers 5%
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 5%
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 5%
Construction Trades Workers 19%
Construction Equipment Operators 12%
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 12%
Extraction Workers 23%
Mining Machine Operators 10%
Continuous Mining Machine Operators 6%
Roof Bolters, Mining 7%
Roof Bolters, Mining 7%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 13%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 6%
Production Occupations 5%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 22%
Material Moving Workers 17%
Dredge, Excavating, and Loading Machine Operators 9%
Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 6%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Bituminous Coal & Lignite Surface Mining Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Leonardite Products raises $2 million in funding. - 12/21/2010

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Blackhawk Mining

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • Ohio's coal mining jobs numbered 2,570 in 2011: Sunday's Numbers - mining bituminous coal, anthracite, and lignite by underground mining, auger mining, strip mining, culm bank mining, and other surface mining; (2) developing coal mine sites; and (3) beneficiating (i.e., preparing) coal (e.g., cleaning, washing ... (11/24/2016)
    • Westmoreland Coal : Announces 14 Year Extension at Poplar River Mine - Westmoreland’s coal operations include sub-bituminous and lignite surface coal mining in the Western United States and Canada, an underground bituminous coal mine in Ohio, a char production facility, and a 50% interest in an activated carbon plant. (12/21/2015)
    • Westmoreland’s Beulah Mine Extends Heskett Coal Supply Agreement - Westmoreland’s coal operations include sub-bituminous and lignite surface coal mining in the Western United States and Canada, an underground bituminous coal mine in Ohio, a char production facility, and a 50% interest in an activated carbon plant. (09/03/2015)
    • An overview of Westmoreland Coal Company’s US operations - Westmoreland Coal Company: The gold standard for US coal producers (Part 2 of 12) (Continued from Part 1) Overview Westmoreland Coal Company’s (WLB) U.S. operations include six surface mines in the western U.S. producing sub-bituminous and lignite ranks ... (10/23/2014)
    • The Town Almost Swallowed by a Coal Mine - The Garzweiler mine ... bituminous coal, which forms deep underground at high pressure, has a relatively high energy content, and resembles a hard, black rock. Most coal produced in Germany, on the other hand, is lignite, which forms close to the surface ... (04/29/2014)
    • This Town Was Almost Swallowed by a Coal Mine - And this is no ordinary coal. Most US mines produce bituminous coal ... on the other hand, is lignite, which forms close to the surface (hence the open-pit, rather than deep-shaft, mine) and is brownish, moist, and crumbly. Its energy content is ... (04/25/2014)
    • Peak Coal - Unfortunately, we humans have used up most of the readily available anthracite coal. Future consumption will depend on the other three kinds of coal: bituminous, sub – bituminous and lignite ... may exist far below the surface of the earth, and may ... (04/15/2014)
    • Texas Turning to Its Reserves of Lignite - HOUSTON—Texas industry is turning to lignite, a kind of poor man's coal, to replace its ... not yet.” Mining experts point out that not all lignite reserves can be successfully removed through surface mining. That leaves the still?studied option ... (02/14/1978)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $286,529 on Bituminous Coal & Lignite Surface Mining. It has awarded 3 contracts to 3 companies, with an average value of $95,510 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

    Segments classified within this market research report

    This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
    Bituminous coal screening plants, Lignite surface mining and/or beneficiating, Bituminous coal washeries, Bituminous coal crushing, Coal beneficiating plants, bituminous or lignite (surface or underground), Subbituminous coal surface mining and/or beneficiating, Coal, bituminous, beneficiating, Tipple operation, bituminous coal mining and/or beneficiating, Cleaning plants, bituminous coal, Screening plants, bituminous coal or lignite, Bituminous coal surface mining and/or beneficiating, brown, mining and/or beneficiating, Washeries, Strip mining, on own account, Bituminous coal and lignite surface mine site development for own account, Bituminous coal or lignite beneficiating (e.g., cleaning, crushing, screening, washing), lignite, Semibituminous coal surface mining and/or beneficiating, Bituminous coal stripping (except on a contract, fee, or other basis), Bituminous coal cleaning plants, Semianthracite surface mining and/or beneficiating, Brown coal mining and/or beneficiating, Crushing plants, Culm bank recovery, bituminous coal or lignite (except on a contract basis), etc.

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