Feature Report: Coal Producers and Consumers

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Global Coal Consumption

World coal consumption has significantly increased after several years of stability. China, India and the United States are driving the upward trend. Gas delivery difficulties as a result of the war in Ukraine in 2022, amplify this trend.

Global Coal Consumption (in exajoules*)

 
Country 2020 2021 2020-2021 Change Share of Global Coal Consumption
China 82,38 86,17 4,40% 53,8%
India 17,40 20,09 13,38% 12,5%
United States 9,20 10,57 12,95% 6,6%
Japan 4,57 4,80 4,64% 3,0%
South Africa 3,56 3,53 -0,80% 2,2%
Russia 3,29 3,41 3,54% 2,1%
Indonesia 3,25 3,28 0,87% 2,0%
South Korea 3,02 3,04 0,38% 1,9%
Vietnam 2,10 2,15 2,16% 1,3%
Germany 1,81 2,12 14,63% 1,3%
Poland 1,72 1,88 8,51% 1,2%
Turkey 1,70 1,74 2,42% 1,1%
Ukraine 0,96 0,95 -0,31% 0,6%
Rest of the world 16,10 16,37 1,68% 10,20%
Total World 151,07 160,10 5,98% 100,00%

 

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

Source: BP Statistical Review 2022