According to GlobalData, Germany is the world’s eighth-largest producer of coal, with output of 114Mt in 2022, up by 4% on 2021. Over the five years to 2021, production from Germany decreased by a CAGR of 11.1% and is expected to drop by a CAGR of 1.88% 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.

Germany accounts for 1% of global production, with the other largest producers being China (52%), India (10%), Indonesia (7%) and Australia (7%). Exports of coal from Germany declined by 17.39% to 0.76Mt in 2022 over 2021, with the highest share being exported to Poland. Germany’s coal exports are expected to grow at a CAGR of 2% between 2022 and 2026, to 0.81Mt by 2026.

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