Lignite coal production reached 7,012 kt in 2015 in Kazakhstan, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 1.97 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, lignite coal production in Kazakhstan reached an all time high of 9,224 kt in 2011 and an all time low of 1,890 kt in 1998. When compared to Kazakhstan's main peers, lignite coal production in China amounted to 241,236 kt, 1,809 kt in Kyrgyzstan, 85,912 kt in Russia and 4,395 kt in Uzbekistan in 2015.
Kazakhstan has been ranked 22nd within the group of 37 countries we follow in terms of lignite coal production, 1 places above 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.