Coconut Shell charcoal is commonly used as domestic and industrial fuel. Coconut shell charcoal is the raw material in activated carbon. Over 100,000 metric tons of Charcoal are generated in Japan and India. In 2017, 32 percent of exports of activated carbon from Sri Lanka were shipped to Europe, 31.7 percent to America, 30.1 percent to Asia and 6.2 percent to the rest of the world.
Sri Lanka, Philippines India and Indonesia are the leading producers of shell charcoal. The United States, Japan, Germany, South Korea and Belgium were the primary consumers of activated carbon in the global market.
Coconut Shell Charcoal is traded in two forms. They are Type I – Coconut shell charcoal – pieces and Type II – Coconut shell charcoal – granulated.
Coconut Shell charcoal produced by using two methods called drum method and pit method. The by-products of Shell charcoal are charcoal briquettes, teeth whitening products, Coconut Shell Charcoal Knee Support, toothpaste, industrial fuel, plastic, cooking fuel, food, health and beauty products, jels and skin creams etc.