Coal Trading Market Analysis, Industry Outlook, Growth and Forecast 2023

The global coal trading market faces stiff competition due to the involvement of many players in the market, reveals an upcoming report by Transparency Market Research (TMR). The market players are adopting growth strategies such as joint ventures and partnerships to penetrate into the regional and global market. Some of the key players in the global coal trading market include Peabody Energy Corporation, Siberian Coal Energy Company, PT Bumi Resources Tbk, Arch Coal Inc., and Glencore Plc. The competition is likely to expand at a rapid pace in the next few years with an increase in the number of competitors. Moreover, most players are investing heavily in the coal trading market.

The global coal trading market is anticipated to rise 3.43% CAGR over the forecast period 2015 to 2023. Industrialization at a phenomenal rate is projected to surge the market in the following years. The global coal trading market was valued to have generated 8,086 million tons (MT) and it is expected to generate estimated volume of 10,951 million tons (MT) by the end of 2023.

On the basis of geographical analysis, the Asia Pacific is anticipated to dominate the global coal trading market. The growth can be due to infrastructure development projects and rapid industrialization in the region. The growing economies of India and China are expected to keep the momentum of coal trading activities going during the forecast period. On the basis of segmentation, the coal trading market is divided into bituminous, sub bituminous, and lignite as far as product type is concerned. Of all these types of product, the global coal trading is expected to be dominated by lignite segment in the forthcoming years.

Most of the coal mines are located in the US, Indonesia, and Kazakhistan, and South Africa. North America is projected to emerge as a lucrative market followed by Asia Pacific.

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Transportation Sector to Provide Impetus to Global Coal Trading Market

The demand and supply of coal is directly linked to transport price, thus any increase in transport price will increase the price for coal trading. The rising need for public and private transport paves the way for surge in the global coal trading market in the upcoming years.

Coal is considered to be one of the cheap resources in comparison with other natural resources such as gas and oil, thus, playing as a catalyst in the global coal trading market expansion. Additionally, iron and steel companies are expected to surge the demand for coal, aiding in the expansion of the global coal trading market.

Coal plays an important role in building sustainable solutions for meeting huge demand, thus, results in the expansion of the global coal trading market in the upcoming years. Moreover, increasing support from government bodies is supposed to provide good growth avenues in the global coal trading market.

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