The global coal mining market is growing, with a CAGR of close to 2% from 2018-2022, according to a coal mining report published by Technavio.
Technavio states the industry is largely driven by coal requirements and a rise in electricity generation, and has seen an overwhelming response due to an increase in mining techniques and developing coalmine sites.
The global market is witnessing upward traction as the industry scope is exhibiting vast labor, but market challenges such as illegal possession, fraud and government policies are obstacles.
While the industry is segmented as North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific's industry is the most lucrative market, due to high population rates and heavy dependence on coal energy.
The report identifies key industry players: Arch Coal Inc, Consol Energy Inc, Cloud Peak Energy, Coal India Ltd, BHP Billiton Ltd, Rio Tinto Group, ShenHua Group, China Coal Energy Co Ltd and Peabody Energy Corporation.
The European market is home to several mining industries with extraction and refinery processes at large, while the North American industry thrives owing to a rise in sources of energy. The report maintains a key market driver is bettering electricity technology.