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Coal Research Suite

Position your business growth with rigorous global coal market research and in-depth analysis.

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What is Coal Research Suite?

Thermal coal markets are volatile due to ESG concerns limiting capital access. Gain insights to position yourself for growth and see how these trends affects your business.  Our Coal Research Suite provides in-depth market intelligence and financial risk analysis to help you assess risks and identify opportunities in the industry. 

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Features and workflows

Reliable data and analysis in thermal and metallurgical coal market you can trust

  • Understand future supply trends from the mine to the refinery level
  • Develop detailed supply and demand forecasts for strategic and budget planning
  • Use global supply and demand dynamics to benchmark projects
  • Evaluate new growth opportunities in coal supply
  • Analyse supply, demand, and price fundamentals by coal type and identify shifts in trade patterns and their market implications

Comprehensive Market Outlooks  

Strategic Planning Outlook to give you a comprehensive view of global and regional markets for the next 30 years, with data and analysis to 2050.  

Investment Horizon Outlook provides an analysis of the investment landscape and market implications for current and anticipated investments for the next 10 years, with data to 2050. 

Monthly short-term market outlook on supply, demand, and price forecasts for the subsequent 18-30 months and discussion of short-term market drivers updated monthly. 

Cost analysis and asset-level modelling 

Detailed asset reports and summaries covering mine life costings, production, and reserves. 

Benchmark global thermal coal assets and chart metallurgical and thermal coal export sectors with our cost curve tools. 

Access to granular data on supply, demand, price forecast, trade flows, plants, and ports with our data tools. 

Stay Informed 

Access to tailored insights into key market themes and our global team of Wood Mackenzie analysts. 

Corporate Strategy / Asset Acquisition 

Perform detailed analyses of competitor assets to identify potential acquisition targets and assess strategic fit for expansion. 

Conduct financial modelling and cost-benefit analysis to evaluate existing assets and the impact of new projects on the industry cost structure. 


Compare performance metrics against industry peers to identify strengths and weaknesses and develop strategies to improve competitive positioning. 

Analyse operational metrics to assess efficiency and identify competitive drivers, enabling targeted improvements to maintain a competitive edge. 

Strategic Resourcing and Planning 

Gather and analyse comprehensive data on mining assets, companies, and countries to gain insights into market dynamics and identify trends. 

Analyse cost structures and resource allocation to inform strategic planning, optimise costs, and enhance overall business strategies. 

Wood Mackenzie is the leading global data and analytics company for the energy transition. A trusted partner for over 50 years, our team has over 2,400 experts across more than 30 global locations who cover the entire supply chain. Our people and products help businesses and governments navigate significant challenges and make informed decisions to gain a competitive edge.

Frequently asked questions

Here you’ll find answers to the most common questions you may have on Wood Mackenzie's Coal Research Suite. If you have any other questions, contact us. 

Designed for a diverse range of professionals and organisations in the coal industry seeking reliable analysis. This includes coal mine owners and operators, investment analysts, commodity traders, commercial strategists, business development managers, and supply chain and procurement managers. 

Access to accurate and reliable market analysis is crucial in remaining competitive amid global economic uncertainties, we provide detailed insights into supply, demand, trade flows, and price trends, enabling you to anticipate market movements and make informed strategic decisions.  

 Our framework is based on an integrated analysis of mining and metals’ interdependencies across energy and natural resources sectors to give you the most comprehensive knowledge you need to succeed.   

Gain direct access to our analysts & industry-leading research to keep ahead of market trends and dynamics. Delivering a quick turnaround on requests and queries, consider us an extension of your team.

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Whether you’re looking for attractive new opportunities, evaluating existing projects or widening your research base in a specific segment, our experts are on hand to guide you through which aspects of our world-leading coal research suite will work best for you.

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