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|
|Rest of the World||355.1||372.3||4.8%||9.9%|
*Mtoe: Million metric tons of oil equivalent
Source: BP Statistical Review 2018