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Statista dossier on the global coal industry

This dossier provides valuable information on the global importance of coal. Coal is the fastest growing non-renewable energy source worldwide. Therefore, the coal sector deserves to be closer looked at. This document will bring into focus the production and consumption of coal, as well as providing information on coal reserves worldwide. It will also take a special look at the United States and China, the world’s largest producers and consumers of this vital commodity.

Table of contents

  • 1. Global importance
    • Distribution of global non-renewable energy reserves 2017

    • Global production distribution of non-renewable energy resources 2007-2017

  • 2. Global reserves and production
    • Coal - proven reserves of the top ten countries 2018

    • Coal - worldwide reserves by region 1991-2018

    • Leading countries based on hard coal reserves 2017

    • Leading countries based on lignite reserves 2017

    • Global coal production - in oil equivalent 1998-2018

    • Coal production - global distribution by country 2018

    • Leading countries based on hard coal production 2017

    • Leading soft brown coal producing countries worldwide 2017

    • Global coal reserve to production ratio by region 2018

  • 3. Leading producing countries
    • China - coal production in oil equivalent 1998-2018

    • U.S. coal production in oil equivalent 1998-2018

    • Australia’s coal production in oil equivalent 1998-2018

  • 4. Leading non-state companies
    • Market capitalization of the leading global coal companies 2019

    • Peabody coal sales 2006-2018

    • BHP's coal production 2008-2019

    • Amount of coal sold by Arch Coal 2008-2018

    • Consol Energy's coal production 2013-2018

  • 5. Leading state-controlled companies
    • Coal production of Coal India Limited from 2002-2019

    • Coal production of Shenhua Energy 2018

  • 6. Global consumption
    • Global coal consumption 1998-2018

    • Largest coal consumption worldwide by country 2018

    • Coal consumption worldwide: change by region 2018

    • China - coal consumption in oil equivalent 1998-2018

    • Energy consumption in China in 2017 by source

    • Global CO2 emissions from coal combustion 1971-2016

  • 7. Coal trade and prices
    • Distribution of coal exports worldwide by country 2017

    • Coking coal forecasted price by type 2019-2023

    • Newcastle thermal coal forecasted price 2019-2023

    • Rate of return on coal investments worldwide 2018

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