Metallurgical coke production reached 35.3 kt in 1998 in Zambia, according to the National Statistical Office. This is the same as in the previous year.
Historically, metallurgical coke production in Zambia reached an all time high of 60.6 kt in 1982 and an all time low of 33.1 kt in 1985.
Zambia has been ranked 44th within the group of 47 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.