Metallurgical coke production reached 2,154 kt in 2015 in Canada, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 11.9 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, metallurgical coke production in Canada reached an all time high of 5,787 kt in 1980 and an all time low of 2,154 kt in 2015. When compared to Canada's main peers, metallurgical coke production in Australia amounted to 3,223 kt, 1,980 kt in Mexico, 3,014 kt in United Kingdom and 13,755 kt in USA in 2015.
Canada has been ranked 22nd within the group of 41 countries we follow in terms of metallurgical coke production, 4 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.