Feature Report: Coal Producers and Consumers

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Global Coal Production

Global coal production experienced further growth, but at a slower rate than in previous periods. Output ticked back up in China, but fell in the United States. Europe also posted sharp declines, particularly Germany, Poland and the Ukraine. China was responsible for nearly half of all global coal production. Indonesia overtook the United States to become the second biggest producer.

Global Coal Production (in exajoules*)

 
Country 2018 2019 2018-2019 Change Share of Global Coal Production
China 76.58 79.82 +4.20 % 47.63 %
Indonesia 15.4 15.05 +9.40 % 8.98 %
United States 13.06 14.3 -7.10 % 8.53 %
Australia 12.8 13.15 +0.70 % 7.85 %
India 13.76 12.73 -0.50 % 7.60 %
Russia 9.23 9.2 -0.30 % 5.49 %
South Africa 5.99 6.02 +0.50 % 3.59 %
Colombia 2.42 2.37 -2.10 % 1.41 %
Kazakhstan 2.13 2.08 -2.30 % 1.12 %
Poland 1.98 1.87 -5.60 % 1.24 %
Germany 1.58 1.27 -19.60 % 0.76 %
Ukraine 0.59 0.57 -3.40 % 0.34 %
Rest of the World 9.54 9.15 -4.10 % 5.46 %
Total World 165.06 167.58 +1.5 % 100.0 %

 

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

 

Source: BP Statistical Review 2020