The coal mining support activities (except site preparation and related construction activities) market consists of sales of support activities for coal mining (except site preparation and related construction activities) by entities (organizations, sole traders and partnerships) that perform coal mining support activities on a contract or fee basis. Exploration for coal is included in this market and it includes traditional prospecting methods, such as taking core samples and making geological observations at prospective sites (but not geophysical surveying and mapping services). The coal mining support activities market is segmented into coal mining drilling services; coal mining exploration services; coal mining draining services and other coal mining support activities.
The global coal mining support activities market is expected to grow from $33.69 billion in 2020 to $37.25 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.6%. The growth is mainly due to the companies rearranging their operations and recovering from the COVID-19 impact, which had earlier led to restrictive containment measures involving social distancing, remote working, and the closure of commercial activities that resulted in operational challenges. The market is expected to reach $43.31 billion in 2025 at a CAGR of 4%.