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Global Coal Market Overview 2021

Coal Market Size

In 2019, after two years of growth, there was significant decline in the global coal market, when its value decreased by -X% to $X. Over the period under review, the total consumption indicated tangible growth from 2007 to 2019: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last twelve years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, the global market attained the peak level at $X in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2019, consumption failed to regain the momentum.

Coal Production

In value terms, coal production reduced sharply to $X in 2019 estimated in export prices. Overall, production, however, showed pronounced growth. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, global production attained the peak level at $X in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2019, production stood at a somewhat lower figure.

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 U.S. (X tonnes) ranked third in terms of total production 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, after four years of growth, there was decline in overseas shipments of coal, when their volume decreased by -X% to X tonnes. 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 in certain years. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Global exports peaked at X tonnes in 2018, and then fell modestly in the following year.

In value terms, coal exports dropped to $X in 2019. Over the period under review, total exports indicated strong 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 most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 when exports increased by X% year-to-year. Global exports peaked at $X in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2019, exports remained at a lower figure.

Exports by Country

In 2019, Indonesia (X tonnes) and Australia (X tonnes) represented the main exporters of coalaround the world, together amounting to near X% of total exports. Russia (X tonnes) held the next position in the ranking, distantly followed by South Africa (X tonnes), the U.S. (X tonnes) and Colombia (X tonnes). All these countries together took near X% share of total exports. Canada (X tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

From 2007 to 2019, the biggest increases were in Indonesia, while shipments 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), with a combined X% share of global exports.

In terms of the main exporting countries, Indonesia saw the highest growth rate of 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

In 2019, the average coal export price amounted to $X per tonne, with a decrease of -X% against the previous year. Overall, export price indicated a mild expansion from 2007 to 2019: its price increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last twelve years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, coal export price increased by +X% against 2016 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 when the average export price increased by X% against the previous year. Global export price peaked at $X per tonne in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2019, export prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

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

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

Coal Imports

Imports

After three years of growth, purchases abroad of coal decreased by -X% to X tonnes in 2019. 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 throughout the analyzed period. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2018 with an increase of X% y-o-y. As a result, imports attained the peak of X tonnes, and then shrank in the following year.

In value terms, coal imports declined to $X in 2019. Overall, total imports indicated a tangible increase 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. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2017 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Global imports peaked at $X in 2012; however, from 2013 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. Malaysia (X tonnes), Turkey (X tonnes), the Philippines (X tonnes), Germany (X tonnes), Taiwan (Chinese) (X tonnes), Viet Nam (X tonnes), Thailand (X tonnes), Brazil (X tonnes) and Russia (X tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

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 comprising X% of global imports. South Korea, Taiwan (Chinese), Brazil, Malaysia, Germany, Turkey, Viet Nam, the Philippines, Thailand and Russia lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further X terms of the main importing countries, Viet Nam recorded the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of imports, over the period under review, while purchases for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Import Prices by Country

The average coal import price stood at $X per tonne in 2019, increasing by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, import price indicated slight growth from 2007 to 2019: its price increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last twelve years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, coal import price decreased by -X% against 2017 indices. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2017 when the average import price increased by 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 Taiwan (Chinese) ($X per tonne), while Russia ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

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

Source: IndexBox Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for coal in the world?
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China (3,799M tonnes) remains the largest coal consuming country worldwide, comprising approx. 53% of total volume. Moreover, coal consumption in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, India (1,008M tonnes), fourfold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by the U.S. (591M tonnes), with a 8.2% share.
What are the largest producers of coal in the world?
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China (3,524M tonnes) remains the largest coal producing country worldwide, comprising approx. 49% of total volume. Moreover, coal production in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, India (769M tonnes), fivefold. The U.S. (653M tonnes) ranked third in terms of total production with a 9.1% share.
What are the leading exporters of coal in the world?
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In value terms, the largest coal supplying countries worldwide were Australia ($49.1B), Indonesia ($25.6B) and Russia ($16.2B), together accounting for 72% of global exports.
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 ($24.6B), Japan ($19.3B) and India ($17.3B), together accounting for 51% of global imports. South Korea, Taiwan (Chinese), Brazil, Malaysia, Germany, Turkey, Viet Nam, the Philippines, Thailand and Russia lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 31%.
What is the average export price for coal in the world?
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The average coal export price stood at $94 per tonne in 2019, with a decrease of -8% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for coal in the world?
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In 2019, the average coal import price amounted to $90 per tonne, surging by 3.3% 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 2007–2020
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 2007–2020
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 2020
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2015–2020
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 6:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 7:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 8:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020
Table 9:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 10:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 11:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2020
Figure 4:
Market Forecast To 2030
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, 2007–2020
Figure 17:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 18:
Production, By Country, 2020
Figure 19:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 20:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 21:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 23:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 24:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 25:
Import Prices, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 26:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 27:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 29:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 30:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 31:
Export Prices, 2007–2020

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