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Which Country Extracts the Most Hard Coal?

Hard Coal Production (kt), 2015 or latest
Metals & Mining | February 22, 2018
Excel Sheet

Based on a comparison of 56 countries in 2015, China ranked the highest in hard coal production with 3,404,024 kt followed by USA and India. On the other end of the scale was Bulgaria with 6.61 kt, Romania with 11.0 kt and Nepal with 17.3 kt.

Total hard coal production reached 7,778,041 kt in 2015 in the World according to the National Statistical Office. This is 1.23 % more than in the previous year and 28.1 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total hard coal production reached an all time high of 7,778,041 kt in 2015 and an all time low of 3,198,311 kt in 1980. The average annual growth amounted to 2.57 % since 1980.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 43.8 % of hard coal production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 61.1 % share while the ten largest countries some 78.1 % in 2015.

Data for more countries are available at Hard Coal Production indicator page.