According to GlobalData, Canada is the world’s thirteenth-largest producer of coal, with output of 48Mt in 2022, down by 0.17% on 2021. Over the five years to 2021, production from Canada decreased by a CAGR of 6.43% and is expected to rise by a CAGR of 4% between 2022 and 2026. GlobalData uses proprietary data and analytics to provide a complete picture of this market in its Global Coal Mining to 2026 report. Buy the report here.

Canada accounts for 0.56% of global production, with the other largest producers being China (52%), India (10%), Indonesia (7%) and Australia (7%). Exports of coal from Canada remained flat by 0.13% to 32Mt in 2022 over 2021, with the highest share being exported to China. Canada’s coal exports are expected to grow at a CAGR of 3% between 2022 and 2026, to 35Mt by 2026.

Teck Resources is one of the leading producers of coal in Canada. Teck Resources's output was 24.60Mt in 2021, up by 17% on 2020.

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