Feature Report: Coal Producers and Consumers

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Global Coal Consumption

Global coal consumption fell slightly between 2018 and 2019, reflecting lower volumes in the United States, where gas is eating into coal’s market share, and in Europe (Germany, Poland and the Ukraine). Consumption continued to advance in China and Indonesia, but was flat in India.

Global Coal Consumption (in exajoules*)

 
Country 2018 2019 2028-2019 Change Share of Global Coal Consumption
China 79.83 81.67 +2.30 % 51.70 %
India 18.56 18.62 +0.30 % 11.80 %
United States 13.28 11.34 -14.60 % 7.20 %
Japan 4.99 4.91 -1.60 % 3.10 %
Russia 3.63 3.63 0.00 % 2.30 %
South Korea 3.63 3.44 -5.20 % 2.20 %
South Africa 3.76 3.81 +1.30 % 2.40 %
Germany 2.9 2.3 -20.70 % 1.50 %
Indonesia 2.84 3.41 +20.10 % 2.20 %
Poland 2.08 1.91 -8.20 % 1.20 %
Australia 1.84 1.78 -3.30 % 1.10 %
Taïwan 1.7 1.63 -4.10 % 1.00 %
Ukraine 1.15 1.1 -4.30 % 0.70 %
Rest of the World 18.6 18.3 -1.60 % 11.60 %
Total World 158.8 157.86 -0.60 % 100.0 %

 

*1 Exajoule = 25 Mtoe (Million metric tons of oil equivalent)

 

Source: BP Statistical Review 2020