Metallurgical coke production reached 73.9 kt in 2001 in Portugal, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 81.9 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, metallurgical coke production in Portugal reached an all time high of 409 kt in 2000 and an all time low of 73.9 kt in 2001. When compared to Portugal's main peers, metallurgical coke production in France amounted to 5,612 kt and 2,919 kt in Spain in 2001.
Portugal has been ranked 41st within the group of 44 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.