Metallurgical coke production reached 191 kt in 2015 in Dem. People's Republic of Korea, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 12.0 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, metallurgical coke production in Dem. People's Republic of Korea reached an all time high of 4,752 kt in 1991 and an all time low of 97.0 kt in 1998. When compared to Dem. People's Republic of Korea's main peers, metallurgical coke production in China amounted to 494,083 kt, 42,578 kt in Japan and 21,184 kt in South Korea in 2015.
Dem. People's Republic of Korea has been ranked 39th within the group of 41 countries we follow in terms of metallurgical coke production.
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.