The new report highlights recent global and regional developments in coal demand, supply, and trade. The report also provides an outlook to 2025 and analyzes coal supply costs, prices, and investment in new mines. “Coal 2020” is an integral part of the International Energy Agency’s annual market report series. The extraordinary circumstances in 2020 have also affected coal markets, and a post-pandemic recovery is uncertain. China’s role – the world’s largest coal producer, importer, and consumer – is highlighted.