This report forecasts US coal production and consumption in short tons to 2017. Total production is segmented by type in terms of sub-bituminous coal, bituminous coal, and lignite and anthracite. Total consumption is segmented by market as follows: electric power, industrial and other.
To illustrate historical trends, total production and consumption are each provided in an annual series from 2002 to 2012; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2007 and 2012. An Industry Overview section defines products and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and provides pertinent background on electricity generation, coal production by region, trade, and regulatory considerations.
An Industry Forecasts section assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product and market segment over the forecast period.
Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading suppliers competing to serve US demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 24-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.