Global coal market: current situation and perspectives

DOI: 10.30686/1609-9192-2019-2-144-6-12

V.B. Kondratyev, V.V. Popov, G.V. Kedrova

Coal remains a major component of global fuel supplies, accounting for 27% of all energy used worldwide and making up 38% of electricity generation. It plays a crucial role in industries such as iron and steel. But concerns about air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions cloud the future of coal. This paper shed the light on current and future coal production and demand in developed and developing countries.

Key words: coal industry, structural changes, production and demand perspectives

Mining Industry Journal №2 (144) 2019, p. 6-12