Covid-19 impact on coal

Latest data on Covid-19 impacts on coal markets

About this report

In light of the extraordinary impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and resulting lockdown measures, the IEA is publishing the most up-to-date possible data on its impact on different parts of the energy system. This page will collect the latest data on the impact on coal markets.

Major coal exporter Indonesia is not immune to the crisis

April 2020 coal exports from Indonesia hit their lowest level since October 2010 amidst the coronavirus crisis. Comparing exports levels from 2015 to 2020, exports already dropped below average in February and March 2020, to decline further in April 2020.

Indonesia coal exports, January-April 2020 vs. 2015-2019