Global coal demand continues to climb

COAL still remains the largest source of electricity and the second-largest source of primary energy even though the share of coal in primary energy demand and in electricity generation slowly continues to decrease, according to the International Energy Agency.

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Demand for coal increased last year.

Global coal demand grew for a second year in 2018, but its role in the global mix continued to decline. 
 
Last year's 0.7% increase was significantly slower than the 4.