Top 10 largest coal producing countries in the world

10 largest coal-producing countries:

Coal is one of the main keys to global energy production. Coal is the main source of electricity and produces 40% of the world's electricity. So it is one of the main sources of electricity and it will become the largest source of primary energy production soon. There are currently about 869 billion tons of coal stored worldwide based on production rates. Here we will discuss the top 10 coal-producing countries in detail below:

largest coal producing countries

⇒ 10. Ukraine:

Ukraine's coal production was 64.976 million tons in 2013. Coal production and coal-fired power generation have declined due to the ongoing conflict in this country. Especially in the influential eastern region of the country has declined the most. Coal production in the country's Donetsk region has dropped by about 30%. As a result, the country has to import coal from South Africa and Russia to generate electricity. 

⇒ 9. Colombia:

Colombia produced about 85.5 million tons of coal in 2013. This target was later increased by 4% to 89 million tonnes. 94.3% of the country's export earnings were dependent on coal. 

⇒ 8. Kazakhstan:

Kazakhstan produced 116.6 million tons of coal as of Dec'2012. It is the eighth largest coal producer in the world. The country has an estimated 33.6 billion tons of coal reserves. There are more than 400 coal mines in this country. 

⇒ 7. South Africa:

South Africa has produced 260 million tons of coal. It is the 7th largest coal producing country. South Africa exports most of its coal to Europe, China and India. More than 90% of South Africa's electricity generation is dependent on coal. 

⇒ 6. Russia:

Russia ranks 6th in coal production. The country produced 354.8 million tons of coal in 2012. 80% of which was steam coal. It is the 5th largest coal consuming country in the world.

10 largest coal producing countries

⇒ 5. Indonesia:

Indonesia is the 5th largest coal producer in the world which has produced 386 million tons of coal. 44% of the country's electricity is dependent on coal. As of 2012, the country has about 5.5 billion tons of coal reserves.

⇒ 4. Australia:

In 2013, Australia's coal production reached 413 million tons. It ranks 4th in terms of coal production. In 2012, the country exported about 384 million tons of coal. The country has about 100 private coal mines. Australia has about 76.4 billion tonnes of coal reserves.

⇒ 3. India:

India has produced 605 million tonnes of coal. It is the 3rd largest coal-producing country in the world. The country consumes about 8% of the world's coal. About three-quarters of India's power generation is dependent on coal. 

⇒ 2. United States:

The United States is the world's second-largest coal producer. During the period 2011-2012, the country produced about 922 million tons of coal. About 37% of the country's total electricity generation is dependent on coal. The country has about 237 billion tons of coal reserves.

top 10 coal production contry

⇒ 1. China:

China is the world's largest coal producer. In 2013, it produced about 3.7 billion tons of coal. The country produces about 47% of the world's coal. About 80% of the electricity generated in this country is dependent on coal.

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