Feature Report: Coal Producers and Consumers

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Global Coal Production

After three years of decline, global coal production returned to growth, gaining 3.2% between 2016 and 2017, on the back of higher output in most major coal producing countries (particularly China, the United States and Russia). The trend reflects renewed industrial activity in many countries, with global GDP growing faster than anticipated in 2017 and expected to expand further in 2018.

Global Coal Production (in Mtoe*)

Country 2016 2017 Change 2017 over 2016 Share of Global Coal Production
China 1,691.4 1,747.2 3.6% 46.4%
United States 348.3 371.3 6.9% 9.9%
Australia 307.7 297.4 -3.1% 7.9%
India 284.9 294.2 3.5% 7.8%
Indonesia 268.8 271.6 1.3% 7.2%
Russia 194.0 206.3 6.7% 5.5%
South Africa 142.2 143.0 0.7% 3.8%
Colombia 62.2 61.4 -0.9% 1.6%
Poland 52.1 49.6 -4.4% 1.3%
Kazakhstan 44.3 47.9 8.5% 1.3%
Germany 39.8 39.6 -0.3% 1.0%
Ukraine 17.1 14.4 -15.6% 0.4%
Rest of the World 210.5 224.7 6.7% 6.0%
Total World 3,663.5 3,768.6 3.2% 100.0%

 

*Mtoe: Million metric tons of oil equivalent

 

Source: BP Statistical Review 2018