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Global coal production forecast 2012-2040

This statistic shows the coal production worldwide in 2012, with a forecast for 2020 to 2040. For 2020, it is forecasted that the global coal production will amount to some 9.48 billion short tons. By 2040, it is forecasted to reach nearly 10.2 billion short tons.

Forecast of coal production worldwide from 2012 to 2040

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Release date

May 2016



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Supplementary notes

* Actual figure. All other figures are forecasts.
With the exception of North America, non-seaborne coal trade is not represented in the source's production forecast scenarios. As a result, the projected levels of production assume that net non-seaborne coal trade will balance out across the world regions. Presently, a significant amount of nonseaborne coal trade takes place in Eurasia, represented by exports of steam coal from Kazakhstan to Russia and exports of coking coal from Russia to Ukraine.

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