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North America coal long-term outlook themes H2 2014

North America coal long-term outlook themes H2 2014

Report summary

2014 draws to a close with a discouraging outlook for the coal markets, at least in the near term. Fundamentally, thermal coal prices looked poised for a price recovery as coal producers have made significant strides in reducing costs and, in the Powder River Basin and Central Appalachia, over supply. 

What's included?

This report includes 10 file(s)

  • North America coal long-term outlook themes H2 2014 PDF - 509.25 KB 6 Pages, 0 Tables, 5 Figures
  • 1 US Coal LTO Executive Summary 12 1 2014.xls XLS - 10.41 MB
  • 2 US Coal LTO Demand Analysis 12 1 2014.xls XLS - 507.00 KB
  • 3 US Coal LTO Environment and Emissions Data 12 2 2014.xls XLS - 8.95 MB
  • 4 US Coal LTO Basin Level Analysis 12 1 2014.xls XLS - 1.07 MB
  • 5 US Coal LTO Total Coal Production 11 23 2014.xls XLS - 481.50 KB
  • 6 US Coal LTO Prices Coal Gas and Emissions 11 23 2014.xls XLS - 736.50 KB
  • 7 US Coal LTO Census Region Analysis 11 23 2014.xls XLS - 1.68 MB
  • 8 US Coal LTO Unit Coal Choices 11 23 2014.xls XLS - 4.20 MB
  • 9 US Coal LTO Unit Coal Economics 11 23 2014.xls XLS - 17.76 MB


Global coal markets are facing extraordinary challenges and uncertainties. Factors such as global overcapacity, weakening demand and falling prices have created cautious investors. These factors have caused delays and cancellations of many mine and infrastructure projects, as well as lower growth rates at others.

This Thermal Coal Market Long Term Outlook report gives global and regional coal producers, consumers, transporters and investors detailed supply, demand and price forecasts for the coal industry, covering all the key domestic markets in North America, China and India.

Use this report to gain a better understanding of market dynamics, including revenue and demand potential for different coals. It will also help you identify trade patterns and changes affecting the thermal coal markets.

Wood Mackenzie is the only coal industry service provider that offers a market outlook integrated with other sector analyses, including macroeconomics, coal supply, steel markets and gas and power markets. Our coal analysts are based in the markets they analyse. They work with objective, proprietary data to help you maximise your current and future investments.

From market dynamics to trade patterns, we give you confidence in your strategic planning.

  • Executive summary
    • Assumption updates
    • Key issues

In this report there are 5 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • Base case Environmental policy assumptions
    • US supply/demand balance (Mst)
    • US thermal coal outlook (Mst)
    • Market coal price forecast (Real 2014 US$)
    • Timing and impact of risks to the forecast
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