Coal: United States

This report forecasts US coal production and demand in short tons to 2020. Total production is segmented by type in terms of: bituminous, sub-bituminous, and lignite and anthracite. Total demand is segmented by market as follows: electric power; and commercial, industrial, and other markets.

To illustrate historical trends, total production, total demand, and the various segments are provided in annual series from 2005 to 2015. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, electricity generation by fuel source, coal production by region, trade, and environmental and regulatory factors. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines coal types and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each production and demand segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and identifies the leading firms competing to serve US demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 25-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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