Coal is the single biggest source of electricity accounting for one-third of global power generation. Global coal mining is forecast to reach 8,776.5 million tonnes (Mt) in 2025, according to GlobalData.
Mining Technology tracks the global coal market by analysing coal price trends and country-wise coal production, consumption, and export and import data. We also monitor the performance of coal mining companies and major coal mines around the world.
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GlobalData forecasts data for 15 commodities of 60 leading mining countries, with 70 reports per year covering supply & demand, key projects, activities of major mining companies and fiscal regimes.
Mining Technology showcases the monthly coal prices and the global coal price trend over the last 12 months.
Coal prices have been on an increasing trend in the last 12 months following a 2% decline in coal output in 2020 due to COVID-19, according to GlobalData’s estimates.
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Mining Technology ranks the world’s top coal mining companies (by production) by comparing the annual output of hundreds of large coal companies operating in different parts of the globe.
Coal India was the world’s biggest coal mining company in 2020, followed by China Shenhua Energy and Peabody Energy.
The top ten biggest coal mining companies in the world together accounted for 21% of the global coal output in 2020.
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The global leaders in coal production are drawn from GlobalData’s comprehensive database that covers major coal mining countries in the world.
The world’s largest coal mining countries in 2020 included China, India and Australia.
The top ten biggest coal mining countries together accounted for 92% of the global coal output in 2020.
GlobalData closely monitors and compares the production of major coal mining projects to identify the world’s biggest coal mines.
With a production of 59.96Mtpa, North Antelope Rochelle Mine in the US topped the list of the world’s biggest coal mines in 2020.
The ten biggest coal mining operations in the world together accounted for 6% of the global coal output in 2020.
GlobalData lists the major upcoming coal mines in the world by comparing annual production capacities of upcoming coal mining projects.
Xinjie Taigemiao Project in China is the biggest upcoming coal mine in the world, with an annual production capacity of 62Mtpa.
Siarmal Open Cast Project in India and Alpha North Coal Project in Australia are the next major upcoming coal mines with capacities of 50Mtpa and 40Mtpa, respectively.