Energy snapshot

Change in world coal consumption, 2015-2016

Coal production fell in 2015 due in part to lower demand from China, particularly for power generation, though China still uses half the world’s coal. Lower coal demand has also been seen across the OECD, specifically in the US and the UK.Globally, despite an increase in India, global coal consumption in 2016 fell by around 2% in energy terms.

Source: Coal Information 2017

8 August 2017

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