Lignite coal production reached 9.92 kt in 2003 in France, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 93.9 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, lignite coal production in France reached an all time high of 3,374 kt in 1982 and an all time low of 9.92 kt in 2003. When compared to France's main peers, lignite coal production in Germany amounted to 197,407 kt and 8,795 kt in Spain in 2003.
France has been ranked 36th within the group of 37 countries we follow in terms of lignite coal production, 6 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
Lignite coal production is the sum of sales, mine consumption, issues to miners, and issues to coke, briquetting, and other ancillary plants at mines.