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Global Coal Market Overview 2020

Coal Market Size

In 2019, the global coal market increased by X% to $X, rising for the third consecutive year after five years of decline. The market value increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2007 to 2019; the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 when the market value increased by X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, the global market attained the maximum level at $X in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2019, consumption failed to regain the momentum.

Coal Production

In value terms, coal production expanded slightly to $X in 2019 estimated in export prices. Overall, the total production indicated pronounced growth from 2007 to 2019: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last twelve-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, production increased by +X% against 2016 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Global production peaked at $X in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2019, production failed to regain the momentum.

Production By Country

China (X tonnes) remains the largest coal producing country worldwide, accounting for X% of total volume. Moreover, coal production in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, India (X tonnes), fivefold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by the U.S. (X tonnes), with a X% share.

In China, coal production increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007-2019. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: India (+X% per year) and the U.S. (-X% per year).

Coal Exports

Exports

In 2019, overseas shipments of coal increased by X% to X tonnes, rising for the fourth consecutive year after two years of decline. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007 to 2019; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010 when exports increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, global exports reached the maximum in 2019 and are likely to continue growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, coal exports reduced to $X in 2019. In general, total exports indicated prominent growth from 2007 to 2019: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last twelve-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, exports increased by +X% against 2016 indices. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, global exports attained the peak figure at $X in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2019, exports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Exports by Country

Indonesia (X tonnes) and Australia (X tonnes) represented roughly X% of total exports of coal in 2019. Russia (X tonnes) ranks next in terms of the total exports with a X% share, followed by the U.S. (X%) and South Africa (X%). The following exporters - Colombia (X tonnes) and Mongolia (X tonnes) - together made up X% of total exports.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of shipments, amongst the leading exporting countries, was attained by Mongolia, while exports for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest coal supplying countries worldwide were Australia ($X), Indonesia ($X) and Russia ($X), together accounting for X% of global exports. The U.S., Colombia, South Africa and Mongolia lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further X the main exporting countries, Mongolia recorded the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of exports, over the period under review, while shipments for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

The average coal export price stood at $X per tonne in 2019, shrinking by -X% against the previous year. In general, export price indicated a mild expansion from 2007 to 2019: its price increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last twelve-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, average export prices attained the maximum at $X per tonne in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2019, export prices failed to regain the momentum.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was Australia ($X per tonne), while South Africa ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Mongolia, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Coal Imports

Imports

In 2019, purchases abroad of coal decreased by -X% to X tonnes for the first time since 2015, thus ending a three-year rising trend. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007 to 2019; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, global imports hit record highs at X tonnes in 2018, and then declined modestly in the following year.

In value terms, coal imports shrank to $X in 2019. Over the period under review, total imports indicated resilient growth from 2007 to 2019: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last twelve-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, imports increased by +X% against 2016 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 when imports increased by X% y-o-y. Global imports peaked at $X in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2019, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Imports by Country

China (X tonnes), India (X tonnes), Japan (X tonnes) and South Korea (X tonnes) represented roughly X% of total imports of coal in 2019. It was distantly followed by Taiwan, Chinese (X tonnes), achieving a X% share of total imports. The following importers - Germany (X tonnes), the Netherlands (X tonnes), Turkey (X tonnes), Malaysia (X tonnes), the Philippines (X tonnes), Viet Nam (X tonnes) and Russia (X tonnes) - together made up X% of total imports.

From 2007 to 2019, the biggest increases were in Viet Nam, while purchases for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest coal importing markets worldwide were China ($X), Japan ($X) and India ($X), together accounting for X% of global imports. South Korea, Taiwan, Chinese, Germany, the Netherlands, Turkey, Malaysia, Viet Nam, the Philippines and Russia lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further X Nam recorded the highest growth rate of the value of imports, among the main importing countries over the period under review, while purchases for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Import Prices by Country

In 2019, the average coal import price amounted to $X per tonne, reducing by -X% against the previous year. Overall, import price indicated mild growth from 2007 to 2019: its price increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last twelve-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, average import prices reached the peak figure at $X per tonne in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2019, import prices remained at a lower figure.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was Japan ($X per tonne), while Russia ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Malaysia, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for coal in the world?
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The country with the largest volume of coal consumption was China (4,136M tonnes), accounting for 51% of total volume. Moreover, coal consumption in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, India (1,012M tonnes), fourfold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by the U.S. (627M tonnes), with a 7.7% share.
What are the largest producers of coal in the world?
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China (3,842M tonnes) constituted the country with the largest volume of coal production, accounting for 47% of total volume. Moreover, coal production in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, India (760M tonnes), fivefold. The U.S. (705M tonnes) ranked third in terms of total production with a 8.7% share.
What are the leading exporters of coal in the world?
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In value terms, Australia ($47.4B), Indonesia ($30.6B) and Russia ($16.2B) were the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2019, with a combined 71% share of global exports. These countries were followed by the U.S., Colombia, South Africa and Mongolia, which together accounted for a further 17%.
What are the leading importers of coal in the world?
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In value terms, the largest coal importing markets worldwide were China ($23.4B), Japan ($23.3B) and India ($23B), with a combined 51% share of global imports. These countries were followed by South Korea, Taiwan, Chinese, Germany, the Netherlands, Turkey, Malaysia, Viet Nam, the Philippines and Russia, which together accounted for a further 30%.
What is the average export price for coal in the world?
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In 2019, the average coal export price amounted to $91 per tonne, declining by -10.3% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for coal in the world?
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The average coal import price stood at $96 per tonne in 2019, shrinking by -7.8% against the previous year.

Product coverage:

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the global coal market. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.



Data coverage:
• Global market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Global production, split by region and country
• Global trade (exports and imports)
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

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1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

2.1
KEY FINDINGS
2.2
MARKET TRENDS
3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
CONSUMPTION BY COUNTRY
3.3
MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.4
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. GLOBAL PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
7.2
PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY
8. GLOBAL IMPORTS

The Largest Importers on The Market and How They Succeed

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2019
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. GLOBAL EXPORTS

The Largest Exporters on The Market and How They Succeed

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2019
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

11. COUNTRY PROFILES

The Largest Markets And Their Profiles

United States
China
Japan
Germany
United Kingdom
France
Brazil
Italy
Russian Federation
India
Canada
Australia
Republic of Korea
Spain
Mexico
Indonesia
Netherlands
Turkey
Saudi Arabia
Switzerland
Sweden
Nigeria
Poland
Belgium
Argentina
Norway
Austria
Thailand
United Arab Emirates
Colombia
Denmark
South Africa
Malaysia
Israel
Singapore
Egypt
Philippines
Finland
Chile
Ireland
Pakistan
Greece
Portugal
Kazakhstan
Algeria
Czech Republic
Qatar
Peru
Romania
Vietnam
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2019
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2019
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2015–2019
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 6:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 7:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 8:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2019
Table 9:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 10:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 11:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2019
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2019
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2019
Figure 4:
Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 5:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 6:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 7:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 8:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 9:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 10:
Exports And Growth
Figure 11:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 12:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 13:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 14:
Imports And Growth
Figure 15:
Import Prices
Figure 16:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 17:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 18:
Production, By Country, 2019
Figure 19:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 20:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 21:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 23:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 24:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 25:
Import Prices, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 26:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 27:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 29:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 30:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 31:
Export Prices, 2007–2019

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