Metallurgical coke production reached 2,802 kt in 2015 in France, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 21.5 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, metallurgical coke production in France reached an all time high of 12,255 kt in 1980 and an all time low of 2,802 kt in 2015. When compared to France's main peers, metallurgical coke production in Belgium amounted to 1,356 kt, 9,812 kt in Germany, 2,180 kt in Italy and 1,878 kt in Spain in 2015.
France has been ranked 17th 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.