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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Coal Mining

Overview: the U.S. Coal 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 Coal 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.

market size 2018
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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

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.

market forecast

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 by state

Coal 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 Coal 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 Coal 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 Coal 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 Coal 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

Coal Mining Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Ameriqual Group trademarks "APACK" - Self-heating emergency meal food package combinations consisting primarily of cheese, meat and/or processed fruit, for use by the military, outdoorsmen, remote travelers and for disaster relief efforts - 02/06/2018
  • Cloud Peak Energy Resources trademarks "BIG METAL COAL" - Coal; Fuels - 01/30/2018
  • CNX Resources trademarks "CNXGAS" - production of oil, natural gas and coalbed methane - 04/18/2017
  • Wilson Creek Energy raises $38 million in funding. - 08/16/2013
  • Drummond patents Method For Open Pit Bench Mining - 07/08/2010
  • Xinergy raises $126 million in funding. - 01/05/2010
  • Hallador Energy raises $33 million in funding. - 09/29/2009

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    CNX Resources
    Ameriqual Group

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

    Latest Industry News

    • Coal baron's 'action plan' became Trump policy initiatives - In the early days of the Trump administration, the head of one of America's largest coal companies sent a four-page "action plan" to the White House calling for rollbacks of Obama-era environmental and mine safety regulations. "We have listed our suggested ... (01/11/2018)
    • Lawsuit Seeking to Overturn Oakland Coal Ban Headed to Trial Next Week - Feldman said some of the measurements and methods came straight from the Sierra Club, which he accused of having an explicit goal of stopping all coal mining and exports. "If these numbers aren't true," said Chhabria about information in the ESA report ... (01/11/2018)
    • Is coal the new gold? A Pennsylvania senate candidate thinks so - Long-ignored coal deposits in eastern Pennsylvania have become a key part of President Trump’s pledge to revitalize American mining and to once again produce critical materials needed for our national defense. Trump’s Department of Energy is working ... (01/11/2018)
    • Mine closing wipes out many of Trump's coal job gains - A coal mine in Western Pennsylvania. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Despite many promises from President Trump that he would bring back coal jobs, the industry has only added 500 jobs, or a 1% increase, during his first year in office. And now a coal mine near the ... (01/10/2018)
    • North Dakota coal production up in 2017 - BISMARCK—Coal production climbed to its highest point in nearly a decade at North Dakota's five lignite mines last year, an industry group said Wednesday, Jan. 10. The 29.1 million tons produced was the most since 2009, according to the Lignite Energy ... (01/10/2018)
    • A Coal Executive’s “Action Plan” For Trump Is Made Public - Among those leaders is Robert E. Murray, CEO of Murray Energy Corp., the country’s largest coal mining company. During the election, Murray was an ardent supporter of Trump, throwing an invitation-only fundraiser for him in West Virginia, and donating $ ... (01/10/2018)
    • Trump’s presents to coal country are from a coal magnate’s wish list - Murray himself admitted in February that Trump should lower expectations about bringing back coal mining jobs, arguing that "I suggested that he temper his expectations. Those are my exact words. He can’t bring them back." Trump himself had expressed ... (01/10/2018)
    • Oil and gas leases sold beneath Montana coal mine - BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Wyoming company has purchased federal leases that would allow it to explore for oil and gas beneath the site of a Montana coal mine. The Billings Gazette reported Wednesday that Hoover & Stacy Inc. of Cheyenne paid $23,000 in ... (01/10/2018)
    • Coal mining executive blasts U.S. regulators for rejecting subsidies - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Robert Murray, the chief executive one of America’s largest coal mining companies, criticized U.S. regulators on Tuesday for rejecting the Trump administration’s proposed subsidies for aging coal and nuclear power plants - saying ... (01/09/2018)
    • Feds put Montana coal mine land up for oil and gas lease - Move over, coal. The federal government will allow a Wyoming company to explore oil and gas drilling within the footprint of Montana’s Spring Creek coal mine. Cheyenne-based Hoover & Stacy Inc., was awarded leases inside the permit boundary of Spring ... (01/09/2018)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $5,101,004 on Coal Mining. It has awarded 22 contracts to 6 companies, with an average value of $850,167 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount