Feature Report: Coal Producers and Consumers

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Global Coal Consumption

World coal consumption continued to rise from 2017 to 2018, led by India, China and Russia. In spite of its ambitious renewable energy plans, India faces growing energy needs due to its rapidly expanding economy, which led to a doubling of gross domestic product (GDP) in ten years. China, which is experiencing an economic slowdown, saw its coal consumption grow by less than 1%. In Europe, Germany has continued to reduce its reliance on coal, while in Poland and Ukraine consumption has renewed an upward trajectory.

Coal Consumption (in Mtoe*)

Country 2017 2018 Change 2018 over 2017 Share of Global Coal Consumption
China 1,890.4 1,906.7 0.9% 50.5%
India 415.9 452.2 8.7% 12.0%
United States 331.3 317.0 -4.3% 8.4%
Japan 119.0 117.5 -2.0% 3.1%
Russia 83.90 88.00 4.9% 2.3%
South Korea 86.2 88.2 2.3% 2.3%
South Africa 84.3 86.0 2.0% 2.3%
Germany 71.5 66.4 -7.1% 1.8%
Indonesia 119.9 117.5 -2.0% 3.1%
Poland 49.8 50.5 1.4% 1.3%
Australia 45.1 44.3 -1.8% 1.2%
Taïwan 39.4 39.3 -0.3% 1.0%
Ukraine 25.7 26.2 1.9% 0.7%
Rest of the World 355.1 372.3 4.8% 9.9%
Total World 3,718.4 3,772.1 1.4% 100.0%

 

*Mtoe: Million metric tons of oil equivalent

 

Source: BP Statistical Review 2018