Global coal consumption 1998-2018

This statistic shows the global coal consumption from 1998 to 2018, in million metric tons of oil equivalent. In 2018, coal consumption worldwide came to around 3.8 trillion metric tons of oil equivalent. According to the source, the data only includes solid fuels, i.e. bituminous coal and anthracite (hard coal), and lignite and brown (sub-bituminous) coal.

Coal consumption worldwide from 1998 to 2018

Consumption in million metric tons of oil equivalent
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Source

Release date

June 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1998 to 2018

Supplementary notes

According to the source, the data includes commercial solid fuels only, i.e. bituminous coal and anthracite (hard coal), and lignite and brown (sub-bituminous) coal, and other commercial solid fuels. Excludes coal converted to liquid or gaseous fuels, but includes coal consumed in transformation processes.
This statistic was assembled using several editions of the report.

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