Electricity Production from Coal Sources (As % of Total) fell to 21.1% in European Union in 2017

Electricity Production from Coal Sources (As % of Total) (%)
Energy & Utility | European Union | February 01, 2019
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Electricity production from coal sources as a percentage of total reached 21.1 % in 2017 in European Union, according to World Bank / EIA. This is 4.5 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, electricity production from coal sources as a percentage of total in European Union reached an all time high of 52.0 % in 1962 and an all time low of 21.1 % in 2017. When compared to European Union's main peers, electricity production from coal sources as a percentage of total in China amounted to 67.1 %, 33.6 % in Japan, 14.0 % in Russia and 30.7 % in USA in 2017.

European Union has been ranked 19th within the group of 29 countries we follow in terms of electricity production from coal sources as a percentage of total, 14 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity.

Electricity Production from Coal Sources (As % of Total) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Canada % 11.8% 10.1% 9.80% 9.92% 9.84%
China % 78.9% 75.7% 75.3% 72.6% 70.3%
European Union % 26.5% 28.1% 27.5% 26.1% 25.3%
Germany % 44.9% 46.0% 47.2% 45.8% 44.3%
India % 66.8% 71.6% 72.5% 74.5% 75.3%
Japan % 27.1% 29.7% 32.9% 32.7% 33.2%
Mexico % 11.1% 11.1% 10.7% 11.2% 10.9%
Russia % 15.5% 15.7% 15.2% 14.8% 14.8%
South Korea % 43.2% 45.1% 41.4% 42.4% 43.1%
USA % 43.3% 38.5% 39.9% 39.7% 34.2%