Total primary coal production reached 39,528 kt in 2015 in Bulgaria, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 14.8 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, total primary coal production in Bulgaria reached an all time high of 40,927 kt in 2011 and an all time low of 27,222 kt in 2005. When compared to Bulgaria's main peers, total primary coal production in Greece amounted to 50,977 kt, 28,101 kt in Romania, 41,696 kt in Serbia and 48,824 kt in Turkey in 2015.
Bulgaria has been ranked 20th within the group of 68 countries we follow in terms of total primary coal production, 2 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
Total primary coal production is the sum of sales, mine consumption, issues to miners, and issues to coke, briquetting, and other ancillary plants at mines.