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Coal is used to generate more than thirty-percent of the world's electricity. In addition to being a key fuel, it is also used in a wide range of industrial applications across many different industries. In recent years, low natural gas prices - along with the high demand for coal across Asia and Europe - have created a shift in the industry and present new opportunities in the global coal markets. With a focus on coal imports and exports, Platts new World Coal Trade, 2013 edition wall map presents the primary components of the dynamic global coal industry in striking detail.
Starting with the coal source region, this map helps one understand where coal originates and where it is consumed. Coal trade routes illustrate the flow of coal transported from one country (or region) to another. Major coal ports show where large shipments of coal are exported or imported into a country and major steel mills (shown in China, the US and Europe) illustrate one of the primary industrial consumers of coking coal. Finally, countries are colored by average coal consumption, making this an essential reference for all those interested in the global coal trade market.
- Coal regions - colored by primary coal type and labeled with the coal region name
- Coal ports
- Major steel mills (shown in China, the US and Europe)
- Coal trade flows
- Countries, colored by coal consumption
- Country maps illustrating coal trading partners for major coal exporters
- Bar-graphs illustrating imports by coal type for major importing countries
- Inset map showing Projected Growth of World Energy Consumption by Region
- Bar graph depicting World Carbon Dioxide Emissions
- World countries with name and country capital
- World time-zone reference
- Latitude and longitude lines
- Major water bodies and oceans
This map is available in the following sizes.
Map dimension: 36" x 63"
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Printed on heavyweight, photo-quality glossy paper to enhance the richness of the colors, this version is suitable for framing or display.
Printed on a durable paper and then laminated, this version can be marked up again and again for analysis and brainstorming purposes.