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|
|Rest of the World||210.5||224.7||6.7%||6.0%|
*Mtoe: Million metric tons of oil equivalent
Source: BP Statistical Review 2018