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Statista dossier on the global coal industry

This dossier provides valuable information on the global importance of coal. Coal is the fastest growing non-renewable energy source worldwide. Therefore, the coal sector deserves to be closer looked at. This document will bring into focus the production and consumption of coal, as well as providing information on coal reserves worldwide. It will also take a special look at the United States and China, the world’s largest producers and consumers of this vital commodity.

Table of contents

  • 1. Global importance
    • Distribution of global non-renewable energy reserves 2016

    • Global production distribution of non-renewable energy resources 2007-2016

  • 2. Global reserves and production
    • Coal - proven reserves of the top ten countries 2017

    • Coal - worldwide reserves by region

    • Leading countries based on hard coal reserves 2016

    • Leading countries based on soft brown coal reserves 2016

    • Global coal production - in oil equivalent 1998-2017

    • Coal production - global distribution by country 2017

    • Leading countries based on hard coal production 2016

    • Leading soft brown coal producing countries worldwide 2016

  • 3. Leading producing countries
    • China - coal production in oil equivalent 1998-2017

    • U.S. coal production in oil equivalent 1998-2017

    • Australia’s coal production in oil equivalent 1998-2017

  • 4. Leading non-state companies
    • Market capitalization of the leading global coal companies 2018

    • Peabody coal sales 2006-2017

    • BHP Billiton's coal production 2008-2018

    • Rio Tinto's coal production 2006-2017

  • 5. Leading state-controlled companies
    • Coal production of Coal India Limited from 2002-2018

    • Coal production of Shenhua Energy 2017

  • 6. United States
    • Leading coal producers in the U.S. 2016

    • U.S. coal companies' market capitalization 2011-2016

    • Coal mining: leading mines in the U.S. by production 2016

    • Coal-mining employment in the U.S. 2009-2016

    • U.S. coal consumption - in oil equivalent 1998-2017

    • Coal energy primary consumption in the United States by sector 1990-2017

    • U.S. producer price index of coal 2000-2017

  • 7. Global consumption
    • Global coal consumption - in oil equivalent 1998-2017

    • Countries with the largest coal consumption worldwide 2017

    • Coal consumption worldwide: change by region 2017

    • China - coal consumption in oil equivalent 1998-2017

    • Energy consumption in China in 2016 by source

    • Global CO2 emissions from coal combustion 1971-2015

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