Coal by country

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Coal reserves in BTUs as of 2009
Coal output in 2005

This article includes lists representing proven reserves and production of coal by country. All data is taken from British Petroleum.

The reserve list specifies different types of coal and includes countries with at least 0.1% share of estimated world coal reserves.

The production list includes countries with coal production close to or larger than 1 million tonnes.

By IEA the top 10 coal producers in 2011 were (Mt): China 3,576 (46%), United States 1,004 (13%), India 586 (8%), Australia 414 (5%), Indonesia 376 (5%), Russia 334 (4%), South Africa 253 (3%), Germany 189 (2%), Poland 139 (2%) and Kazakhstan 117 (2%). In 2011 total coal production was 7,783 Mt.[1]

Top coal producers in 2012 were (Mt): China 3,549, United States 935, India 595, Indonesia 443, Australia 421, Russia 354, South Africa 259, Germany 197, Poland 144 and Kazakhstan 126. In 2012 total coal production was 7,832 Mt. World coal production increased from year 2011 to 2012.[2]

See also

See also separate lists:

Proved recoverable coal reserves at end-2006
(million tonnes)
[3]
Coal production in 2007
(million tonnes)
[4]
Rank Country Anthracite & bituminous SubBituminous & lignite Total Share
1  USA 111,338 135,305 246,643 27.1
2  Russia 49,088 107,922 157,010 17.3
3  China 62,200 52,300 114,500 12.6
4  India 90,085 2,360 92,445 10.2
5  Australia 38,600 39,900 78,500 8.6
6  South Africa 48,750 0 48,750 5.4
7  Ukraine 16,274 17,879 34,153 3.8
8  Kazakhstan 28,151 3,128 31,279 3.4
9  Poland 14,000 0 14,000 1.5
10  Brazil 0 10,113 10,113 1.1
11  Germany 183 6,556 6,739 0.7
12  Colombia 6,230 381 6,611 0.7
13  Canada 3,471 3,107 6,578 0.7
14  Czech Republic 2,094 3,458 5,552 0.6
15  Indonesia 740 4,228 4,968 0.5
16  Turkey 278 3,908 4,186 0.5
17  Greece 0 3,900 3,900 0.4
18  Hungary 198 3,159 3,357 0.4
19  Pakistan 0 3,300 3,300 0.3
20  United Kingdom 0 3,196 3,196 0.3
21  Bulgaria 4 2,183 2,187 0.2
22  Thailand 0 1,354 1,354 0.1
23  North Korea 300 300 600 0.1
24  New Zealand 33 538 571 0.1
25  Spain 200 330 530 0.1
26  Zimbabwe 502 0 502 0.1
27  Romania 22 472 494 0.1
28  Venezuela 479 0 479 0.1
Total World 478,771 430,293 909,064 100.0
  • Recent discoveries in the Thar region of Pakistan have given rise to a discovery of nearly 185 billion tonnes.[5]
Rank Country Production Share
  World 6,395.6 100
1  China 2,536.7 39.7
2  United States 1,039.2 16.2
 European Union 590.5 9.2
3  India 478.2 7.5
4  Australia 393.9 6.2
5  Russia 314.2 4.9
6  South Africa 269.4 4.2
7  Germany 201.9 3.2
8  Indonesia 174.8 2.7
9  Poland 145.8 2.3
10  Kazakhstan 94.4 1.5
11  Turkey 76.6 1.2
12  Ukraine 76.3 1.2
13  Colombia 71.7 1.1
14  Canada 69.4 1.1
15  Czech Republic 62.6 1.0
16  Greece 62.5 1.0
17  Vietnam 41.2 0.6
18  Romania 35.4 0.6
19  Bulgaria 30.4 0.5
20  Thailand 18.3 0.3
21  Spain 18.2 0.3
22  United Kingdom 17.0 0.3 [6]
23  Mexico 12.2 0.2
24  Hungary 9.8 0.2
25  Venezuela 8.0 0.1
26  Brazil 5.9 0.1
27  New Zealand 4.6 0.1
28  Pakistan 3.6 0.1
28  Zimbabwe 3.3
29  South Korea 3.2
31  Japan 1.3
32  France 0.9

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