Metallurgical coke production reached 1,356 kt in 2015 in Belgium, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 14.8 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, metallurgical coke production in Belgium reached an all time high of 6,667 kt in 1980 and an all time low of 1,356 kt in 2015. When compared to Belgium's main peers, metallurgical coke production in France amounted to 2,802 kt, 9,812 kt in Germany and 1,965 kt in Netherlands in 2015.
Belgium has been ranked 28th within the group of 41 countries we follow in terms of metallurgical coke production, 8 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
Metallurgical coke is a solid carbonaceous residue derived from low-ash, low-sulphur bituminous coal from which the volatile constituents are driven off by baking in an oven without oxygen at temperatures as high as 1,000.