Platts publishes its first-ever world coal trade map
by Fred Pace
Platts, a leading global energy, petrochemicals and metals information provider, has expanded its portfolio of maps with the publication of its first-ever World Coal Trade Map. This detailed, printed wall map identifies in striking color the primary components of the global coal industry, from geographic production regions to individual basins by coal type to coal-consuming countries.
Coal source regions are labeled and colored by primary coal type, and countries are color-coded by average coal consumption. Within the map, depictions of major coal ports indicate where large shipments of coal are exported from or imported into a country. Similarly, illustrations of major steel mills – shown in China, Europe and the U.S. – highlight some of the primary industrial consumers of coking coal.
Trade-flow representations and insets provide viewers with an at-a-glance picture of the global coal trade market. For convenient reference, the cartographers also have pinpointed industry-critical information within the additional following insets: Country maps illustrating coal trading partners for major coal exporters; Bar graphs illustrating imports by coal type for major importing countries; Map showing projected growth of world energy consumption by region; and a bar graph depicting world carbon dioxide emissions
The 2013 World Coal Trade Map measures 31.75” x 55” and is available in two formats: a glossy version suitable for framing or display ($395*) and a laminated version (460*), which can be marked upon to facilitate analysis and planning.
Platts offers approximately 30 maps and maps products, in addition to a wide variety of Geographic Information System (GIS) data.
Platts’ maps and spatial data have been featured by broadcast and print media outlets including The New York Times, Newsweek, TIME and National Geographic.
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