Quarterly Coal Statistics provide rapid, accurate and detailed statistics on production and trade of coal mainly in, but not limited to, the OECD area. Coal data are obtained from official national publications or from other official publications, or are estimated using reliable sources. Once a year, all quarterly data are revised to be consistent with the annual data from the Coal Information publication.
The complete Quarterly Coal Statistics datasets are available from Q1 2016, and published in IVT format. IVT files must be opened in the Beyond 20/20 Browser software which can be downloaded here. The complete Quarterly Coal Statistics datasets can also be accessed for free through the IEA Web Data Service by logging in as GUEST with the password GUEST.
Please see the documentation below for additional information.
Quarterly data for indigenous production and production from other sources, for OECD, selected non OECD countries and regional aggregates
Quarterly data for imports and exports, for OECD, selected non OECD countries and regional aggregates. For OECD countries trade by partner is available in the trade matrix.
Data are published, for all countries for which they are available, approximately two quarters after that to which they refer.
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Coal is both the largest source of electricity generation and the largest single source of CO2 emissions, creating a unique challenge in transitioning to low-carbon energy systems.