The US is the second largest producer of coal in the world, after China in 2011 (EIA, 2012a). The country's production increased from 984.6 million metric tons (MMt) in 2010 to 993.9 MMt in 2011.
Majority of coal producing mines in the US which contributed to the maximum coal production in 2011 are centered in three large regions: the Appalachian coal region, the interior coal region, and the western coal region (including the Powder River Basin). Coal production during the forecast period is expected to increase at a marginal Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 0.1% to 938 MMt in 2020.
This report provides a comprehensive understanding of the coal mining industry in the US. This report provides historical and forecast data on coal production, consumption and trade (export and/or imports) to 2020 with further split into coal grade and coal type (coking and steam coal). In addition to this, the report also includes drivers and restraints affecting the industry, profiles of major coal mining companies and information on major active and planned mines. This report is built using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research and in-house analysis by our team of industry experts.
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