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Hard Coal Mining in the UK: Market Research Report

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Hard Coal Mining Market Research Report | SIC B05.100 | May 2017

Slow collapse: Mine closures have contributed to the industry's decreasing revenue

IBISWorld’s Hard Coal Mining market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Celtic Energy Limited Celtic Energy Limited market share
Scottish Resources Group plc Scottish Resources Group plc market share
The Banks Group Ltd The Banks Group Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Annual Growth 18-23
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • The use of coal in electricity generation has declined rapidly, causing demand to fall
  • The downward trend in imports is expected to continue as domestic demand falls
  • The number of enterprises and establishments operating in the industry is expected to continue to fall
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

In both European and global terms the United Kingdom is a minor producer of coal. Production has fallen sharply since the early 1970s, plunging as mines were closed in the mid-1980s. From coal being responsible for over two-thirds of electricity generation in the 1990s, it has plunged and is now expected to only generate approximately 20% of the United Kingdom’s electricity. Government efforts to phase out the use of coal combined with the low world price of steaming coal is expected to result in industry revenue falling at a compound annual rate of 24% over the five years through 2017-18, to approximately £310.5 million. During the current year, revenue is anticipated to drop by 12.8%... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

Concentration in the Hard Coal Mining industry is at a medium level, as the three largest firms are estimated to account for 40.9% of the market. Several smaller firms, some with just one establishment, account for the remaining output.

Since the 1970s, rationalisation has caused the number of firms and mines and the volume of coal production to shrink. Over the past five years, the number of mining firms in the industry has fallen considerably. Although further rationalisation is expected over the next five years, the decline in enterprise numbers is projected to be more moderate. Misfortune has also contributed to the consolidation effect, since UK Coal was forced to close its Daw Mill colliery indefinitely in March 2013 after a serious underground fire. UK .. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Hard Coal Mining Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Hard Coal Mining Industry are

  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Access to high quality inputs
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Public concern over environmental issues and Total use of renewable and waste energy sources in the Hard Coal Mining industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Hard Coal Mining Industry?

    Firms in this industry mine black coal from underground or opencast mines. Mining includes the extraction of coal and the associated activities, such as washing, grading, pulverising and compressing, which are necessary to prepare the coal for sale. The industry does not include support activities, test drilling or the manufacture of hard coal briquettes.

    Industry Products
    Opencast coal mining
    Industry Activities
    Underground hard coal miningOpencast hard coal mining

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Public concern over environmental issues
  • Total use of renewable and waste energy sources
  • World price of steaming coal
  • Demand from electricity production
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Current Performance
  • Government policy
  • Coal closures
  • Down the pits
  • Profit plumbs the depths
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Legislative woes
  • A crack of light
  • Table: Hard Coal Mining Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Hard Coal Mining Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Cement Manufacturing
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing
  • Electricity Production
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Freight Rail Transport
  • Fuel Wholesaling
  • Support Activities for Other Mining and Quarrying
  • Products & Services
  • Opencast coal mining
  • Chart: Hard Coal Mining Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Electricity generators
  • Other
  • Cement producers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Hard Coal Mining Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Hard Coal Mining
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Hard Coal Mining Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    The Banks Group Ltd
    Celtic Energy Limited
    Hargreaves Services plc
  • Table: The Banks Group Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Celtic Energy Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Hargreaves Services plc - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Hard Coal Mining Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Hard Coal Mining Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Coking Coal
  • Coal with a high carbon content that is used to produce coke for steel making.
  • Hard Coal
  • The type of coal with the highest level of fixed carbon and the least volatile material. This makes it the most efficient at producing heat.
  • Opencast Mining
  • A type of surface excavation in the form of an inverted cone; the shape of the mine opening varies with the shape of the mineral deposit.
  • Steaming Coal
  • Coal with a high energy content, usually burned as fuel in power stations.

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