Feature Report: Coal Producers and Consumers

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Global Coal Consumption

After three years of decline, global coal consumption began to rise again, up 1%. Driven by renewed industrial activity, consumption grew in China, Russia, India and Indonesia. However, it fell in Europe, particularly in Germany (where efforts to coal reduce consumption are ongoing) and Poland (where consumption has stabilized since 2014).

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