|Author (Person)||Cornot-Gandolphe, Sylvie|
|Publisher||French Institute of International Relations (IFRI)|
|Series Title||IFRI Reports: Etudes de l'Ifri|
|Publication Date||June 2019|
|Content Type||Research Paper|
For the second consecutive year, the coal sector registered good results in 2018. Global coal demand continues to increase (+0.7% in 2018), reversing the trend observed in 2015-16. Coal accounted for 26% of global primary energy consumption, maintaining its position as the second-largest energy source after crude oil, and the first for electricity generation with 38% of global power generation.
This report reviews recent global and regional coal market trends and policy developments. It analyses coal demand by the power sector in the main consuming countries/regions: China, India and other Asian nations, the US, the EU and MENA. it also offers some longer term perspectives in terms of investments and demand uncertainties.
|Countries / Regions||China, India, Middle East, Northern Africa, United States|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|