A turnaround in global demand over the past two years spurred a 4%-plus increase in coal production between 2017 and 2018. China maintained its ranking as the world's largest producer of coal (for its own use), ahead of the United States and Indonesia (which is catching up with U.S. production).
Global Coal Production (in Mtoe*)
|Country||2017||2018||Change 2018 over 2017||Share of Global Coal Production|
|Rest of the World||216.8||219.6||1.3%||5.61%|
*Mtoe: Million metric tons of oil equivalent
Source: BP Statistical Review 2018