Status of Global Coal Markets and Major Demand Trends in Key Regions

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Publication Date June 2019
ISBN 979-10-373-0042-3
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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.

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