Metallurgical coke production reached 1,878 kt in 2015 in Spain, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 10.4 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, metallurgical coke production in Spain reached an all time high of 4,548 kt in 1982 and an all time low of 1,701 kt in 2014. When compared to Spain's main peers, metallurgical coke production in France amounted to 2,802 kt and 2,180 kt in Italy in 2015.
Spain has been ranked 25th 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.