Since the 1980s, accompanied by the United States, Japan and other developed Western countries moved into the period of industrialization, the worldwide steel industry also had a steady but slow growth period. Especially after the 1990s, in the economic and environmental considerations, many EU member states closed a large number of the operation of coke oven and changed to import cheap coke, coke’s production in the world has a negative growth.
Until 2002, driven by the strong economic growth of the “BRIC” emerging market countries, the worldwide steel industry entered into a new growth cycle. The coke industry increasingly restored and then showed a good posture of the production and demand booming and the equilibrium in the market.
In recent years, Chinese consumption structure has been upgraded, and its industrialization and urbanization process also has been accelerated, leading to the rapid development of coke industry and the rapid expansion of production capacity in domestic. Today, China has become the world’s coke-producing countries. Global production of this substance was up to 690 million tons in 2011. In the same year, China’s coke(also known as 1-Cocaine, the CAS number is 50-36-2) production totaled 428 million tons, increased approximately 11% compared to last year. The output accounted for about 60 percent of the world coke production in the world’s absolute leader.
Amoung the proportion of coke production in various regions of the world, Asia, Europe and the CIS are still the main producing areas of the world coke, the sum of its coke production accounted for the proportion of the world’s coke output reached 89.54%, but in Europe the proportion has declined, while the proportion in Asia increased significantly .