Lignite coal production reached 249 kt in 2015 in New Zealand, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 14.1 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, lignite coal production in New Zealand reached an all time high of 359 kt in 2012 and an all time low of 163 kt in 2000. When compared to New Zealand's main peers, lignite coal production in Australia amounted to 72,036 kt, 54,979 kt in Indonesia and 188 kt in Malaysia in 2015.
New Zealand has been ranked 36th within the group of 37 countries we follow in terms of lignite coal production, 3 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.