Coal Market in China
In value terms, coal production totaled $ in estimated in export price. Overall, production, however, enjoyed a resilient increase. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2011 with an increase of % against the previous year. As a result, production reached the peak level of $. From 2012 to , production growth remained at a somewhat lower figure.
The value of the coal market in China rose slightly to $ in , increasing by % against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). Overall, the total consumption indicated a buoyant increase from 2007 to : its value increased at an average annual rate of +% over the last fourteen-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on figures, consumption decreased by -% against 2019 indices. Coal consumption peaked at $ in 2012; however, from 2013 to , consumption remained at a lower figure.
From 2007 to , the average annual growth rate of the volume of consumption of coal other than lingite amounted to +%.
In value terms, coal other than lingite ($) led the market, alone. The second position in the ranking was taken by lignite ($).
From 2007 to , the average annual rate of growth in terms of the market volume of coal other than lingite amounted to +%.