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 2016 2017 Change 2016 over 2017 Share of Global Coal Consumption
China 1,889.1 1,892.6 0.5% 50.7%
India 405.6 424.0 4.8% 11.4%
United States 340.6 332.1 -2.2% 8.9%
Japan 118.8 120.5 1.7% 3.2%
Russia 89.2 92.3 3.8% 2.5%
South Korea 81.9 86.3 5.7% 2.3%
South Africa 84.7 82.2 -2.7% 2.2%
Germany 75.8 71.3 -5.8% 1.9%
Indonesia 53.4 57.2 7.4% 1.5%
Poland 49.5 48.7 -1.4% 1.3%
Australia 43.6 42.3 -2.8% 1.1%
Taiwan 38.6 39.4 2.5% 1.1%
Ukraine 29.7 24.6 -17.1% 0.7%
Rest of the World 406.1 417.7 2.7% 11.2%
Total World 3,706.0 3,731.5 1.0% 100.0%

 

*Mtoe: Million metric tons of oil equivalent

 

Source: BP Statistical Review 2018