Feature Report: Coal Producers and Consumers

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Global Coal Production

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
China 1,746.6 1,828.8 4.7% 46.69%
United States 371.3 364.5 -1.8% 9.31%
Australia 299 301.1 0.7% 7.69%
India 286.6 308 7.5% 7.86%
Indonesia 271.8 323.3 18.9% 8.25%
Russia 205.8 220.2 7.0% 5.62%
South Africa 143 143.2 0.1% 3.66%
Colombia 62.2 57.9 -6.9% 1.48%
Poland 49.8 47.5 -4.6% 1.21%
Kazakhstan 48.3 50.6 4.8% 1.29%
Germany 39.4 37.6 -4.6% 0.96%
Ukraine 14.4 14.5 0.7% 0.37%
Rest of the World 216.8 219.6 1.3% 5.61%
Total World 3,755 3,916.8 4.3% 100.0%

 

*Mtoe: Million metric tons of oil equivalent

 

Source: BP Statistical Review 2018