Coal

Global coal consumption rose by 1%, (25 mtoe), with India (4.8%, 18 Mtoe) recording the fastest growth, as demand both inside and outside of the power sector increased. World production of coal increased more strongly (3.2%, 105 mtoe), driven by notable increases in both Chinese (3.6%, 56 Mtoe) and US (6.9%, 23 Mtoe) output

The fact that Chinese spot coal prices were above the government’s target price band through much of last year spurred a series of policy measures to increase coal supplies and so ease price pressures. The increase in Chinese coal production of over 3.5% last year, its strongest growth for six years, was a direct result of these actions.
Spencer Dale, group chief economist

Global coal consumption (percentage contributions to annual growth)

Global coal consumption (percentage contributions to annual growth)

Global coal production (percentage contributions to annual growth)

Global coal production (percentage contributions to annual growth)

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