Monday, April 10, 2017

Energy 93, Coal imports in East Asia

I saw these interesting charts from Index Mundi. Data until 2013 only but useful nonetheless. Source is US EIA. The medium-users in East Asia -- MY, TH and PH.

The medium users, TW and HK. VN is a small user but there was a huge uptick in importation starting 2005.

 And the big coal users in East Asia -- China, Japan and S.Korea.

So claims like "East Asia coal use has declined" are not true. Asia needs cheap and stable electricity supply.

See also:
Energy 90, On having mandatory RES for contestable electricity consumers, January 28, 2017 
Energy 92, Asia retains big coal use, April 07, 2017

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