Which Country Extracts the Most Hard Coal?

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

Hard Coal Production Unit 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Australia kt 370,223 388,358 365,126 382,721 268,658
Canada kt 57,748 63,528 63,254 62,832 28,523
China kt 3,174,459 3,422,525 3,727,729 3,796,473 3,407,096
Colombia kt 80,256 81,957 94,582 98,603 92,549
Dem. People's Republic of Korea kt 27,119 27,924 35,589 35,692 33,005
India kt 577,361 578,249 587,111 601,703 615,136
Indonesia kt 321,045 358,251 397,202 488,112 353,336
Kazakhstan kt 105,568 114,250 119,140 132,829 113,735
Mexico kt 11,627 14,146 17,374 16,743 13,742
Poland kt 85,405 83,965 83,410 87,341 70,934
Russia kt 228,156 270,706 270,706 304,332 211,268
South Africa kt 275,015 280,562 278,617 285,832 279,089
USA kt 1,002,445 1,006,138 1,013,382 937,531 821,790
Ukraine kt 60,602 60,574 69,072 71,245 54,141
Vietnam kt 48,588 49,422 49,045 46,403 43,712