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 bar graph depicting world carbon dioxide emissions.

The 2013 World Coal Trade Map measures 31.75 in. x 55 in. 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 data.