As spending on imported coal surges, domestic players are working hard to remain competitive.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 05, 2012
The Coal Mining industry in China underwent extensive restructuring over the past few years. In addition to mergers and acquisitions, the Chinese government offered smaller companies incentives to leave the industry in order to regulate output and performance. As a result, many substandard coal mines were shut down or acquired. The more concentrated industry has been better able to optimize resources and reduce waste and production costs, and so revenue has been going strongly. Total revenue of the Coal Mining industry in China is estimated at $525.2 billion in 2012, according to IBISWorld, representing annualized growth of 28.1% since 2007. Revenue drivers over this period included rising coal prices and rapidly growing demand for coal for power generation and iron and steel smelting.
Even now, the industry consists of many small enterprises; less than a quarter generate annual revenue over $10 million. Establishments in this industry are largely confined to local regions and are often under exclusive operation, and the development of coal mines is under the control of the state. Due to increasing regulations on product quality, worker safety and environmental protection, along with competition from large mining firms, such as Shenhua Group, Henan Coal and Chemical Group, Shanxi Coking Coal Group, and Zhong Ping Energy Chemical Group, there will be even fewer small players in the future.
To meet the ballooning domestic demand, raw coal output in China increased from 2.29 billion tons in 2007 to an expected 3.79 billion tons in 2012. During the same period, spending on imported coal also surged. IBISWorld anticipates that industry development will be steady with better balanced output and demand in the future; however, the amount of cheaper imported coal in the market will grow sharply, repressing future rises in domestic coal prices.
For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Coal Mining in China industry report page.
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IBISWorld industry Report Key Topics
The Coal Mining industry in China mines bituminous coal and anthracite coal (both are types of black coal). This includes underground mining and surface mining. Some mining enterprises also have facilities to wash and process raw coal to yield qualified products for different downstream industries.
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