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World Map of Top Ten Coal Producing Countries

World Map shows top ten countries by hard coal production in million tonnes. While China is at the top spot, number two is United States followed by India.


World Map with Top Ten Countries by Coal Production
Description: World Map showing top ten coal producing countries in million tonnes. Disclaimer


Coal is a black sedimentary rock found in rock strata in layers called coal beds. It is a combustible resource and is composed of carbon, sulphur, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen.

Used primarily as a fuel, coal is also used for the production of electricity and other industrial purposes.

The World Map with top ten countries by coal production shows the top ten countries by hard coal production in million tonnes.

The map shows China as the largest producer of coal; in 2015 the country produced 1827 million tonnes of coal. The second-largest producer of coal is the United States followed by India, Australia, Indonesia, Russian Federation, South Africa, Colombia, Poland and Kazakhstan.

World Top Ten Countries by Coal Production

RankingCountryProduction in Million tonnes (2015)
1China1827.0
2US455.2
3India283.9
4Australia275.0
5Indonesia241.1
6Russian Federation184.5
7South Africa142.9
8Colombia55.6
9Poland53.7
10Kazakhstan45.8

Other Countries by Coal Production

RankingCountryProduction in Million tonnes (2015)
11Germany42.9
12Canada32.1
13Other Asia Pacific28.1
14Vietnam23.3
15Czech Republic16.4
16Ukraine16.4
17Other Europe & Eurasia15.3
18Mongolia14.9
19Turkey11.7
20Serbia7.3
21Mexico7.0
22Greece6.0
23Bulgaria5.9
24Other Africa5.9
25United Kingdom5.3
26Romania4.8
27Thailand4.4
28Brazil3.4
29Zimbabwe2.7
30New Zealand2.0
31Other S. & Cent. America1.7
32Hungary1.5
33Pakistan1.5
34Spain1.2
35Uzbekistan1.1
36South Korea0.8
37Venezuela0.6
38Japan0.6

Source: http://www.bp.com/

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Last Updated : March 10, 2017

 

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