Burning out: Revenue declines as coal-fired power continues to fall out of favour

The Coal Mining industry services both domestic and export markets. Domestically, electricity generators and industrial users, such as steelmakers, use local coal resources to satisfy their energy requirements. Export markets also provide a significant source of revenue for the industry, particularly at the Stockton coal mine, the industry's largest producing mine. The industry exports primarily high-quality bituminous coal to steelmakers and electricity generators in key markets, such as China and Japan.The industry has struggled over the past five years. Exports have fallen significantly over the period on the back of mostly falling commodity prices and declining production volumes...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The shift towards renewable energy sources is threatening the industry’s long-term future
  • Domestic demand for coal has declined due to a shift towards renewable energy sources
  • Exports will account for a larger share of industry revenue over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    The Coal Mining industry's firms mine coal deposits in New Zealand. Coal is classified as high-grade bituminous, moderate-grade sub-bituminous, and low-grade lignite. Coal's quality and purity varies significantly across different mining operations, leading to most mines producing a mix of both bituminous and sub-bituminous coal. The industry's product segmentation is based on each coal grade's share of total annual coal production.Sub-bituminous coalSub-bituminous coal, also known as brown coal, has a greater energy content than lignite. Sub-bituminous coal typically contains about 40% carbon, compared with 30% for lignite. Brown coal is used for thermal energy in commercial and industrial applications. Thi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Coal Mining Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Coal Mining are:

  • Access to high quality inputs
  • Economies of scale
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as World price of coking coal and Demand from fossil fuel electricity generation in the Coal Mining industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Coal Mining in New Zealand Industry?

    Industry players use open-cast or underground mining techniques to extract coal resources for domestic use or export. The industry also includes associated activities such as washing or crushing coal.

    Industry Products
  • Bituminous coal
  • Sub-bituminous coal
  • Lignite
  • Industry Activities
  • Underground coal mining
  • Open-cast coal mining
  • Lignite mining
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • World price of coking coal
  • Demand from fossil fuel electricity generation
  • US dollars per New Zealand dollar
  • World price of steaming coal

  • Current Performance
  • Coal products and trade
  • Solid Energy’s decline
  • Domestic demand
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Trade forecasts
  • Industry structure and participation
  • Long-term future
  • Table: Coal Mining Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Coal Mining Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Industrial and Mining Machinery Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • Mining Support Services in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • Sub-bituminous coal
  • Bituminous coal
  • Lignite
  • Chart: Coal Mining Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Export markets
  • Industrial firms
  • Other markets
  • Electricity generators
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Coal Mining Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Freight
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Coal Mining

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Coal Mining Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Bathurst Resources Limited, Greenbriar Limited,
  • Table: Bathurst Resources Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Greenbriar Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Coal Mining Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Coal Mining Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Bituminous Coal
  • Bituminous coal, or black coal, is a relatively high-value coal used for electricity generation or steelmaking.
  • Lignite
  • Lignite is an extremely low-grade coal used for electricity generation.
  • Metallurgical Coal
  • Metallurgical coal, also known as coking coal, is a type of bituminous coal used for steelmaking.
  • Sub-Bituminous Coal
  • Sub-bituminous coal is a lower grade coal used primarily for electricity generation.
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