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Major coal producing countries in the world

Last updated on: February 24, 2012 12:13 IST

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The world is moving away from coal production, mainly due to environmental worries, but it still forms a big part of power generation.

Let's take a look at major producers of coal across the world.

NOTE: This is a list of countries by coal production in 2010, based mostly on the Statistical Review of World Energy published in 2011 by BP, ranking nations with coal production larger than five millions tonnes.

China

Coal production: 3,240.0 million tonnes

Share of world total: 48.3 per cent

Global ranking: 1

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United States

Coal production: 984.6 million tonnes

Share of world total: 14.8

Global ranking: 2

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India

Coal production: 569.9 million tonnes

Share of world total: 5.8 per cent

Global ranking: 3

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European Union

Coal production: 535.7 million tonnes

Share of world total: 4.2 per cent

Global ranking: 4

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Australia

Coal production: 423.9 million tonnes

Share of world total: 6.3 per cent

Global ranking: 5

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Russia

Coal production: 316.9 million tonnes

Share of world total: 4.0 per cent

Global ranking: 6

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Indonesia

Coal production: 305.9 million tonnes

Share of world total: 4.0 per cent

Global ranking: 7

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South Africa

Coal production: 253.8 million tonnes

Share of world total: 3.8 per cent

Global ranking: 8

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Germany

Coal production: 182.3 million tonnes

Share of world total: 2.5 per cent

Global ranking: 9

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Poland

Coal production: 133.2 million tonnes

Share of world total: 1.8 per cent

Global ranking: 10

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Kazakhstan

Coal production: 110.8 million tonnes

Share of world total: 1.5 per cent

Global ranking: 11

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Turkey

Coal production: 85.3 million tonnes

Share of world total: 1.2 per cent

Global ranking: 12

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Colombia

Coal production: 74.4 million tonnes

Share of world total: 1.0 per cent

Global ranking: 13

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Ukraine

Coal production: 73.3 million tonnes

Share of world total: 1.0 per cent

Global ranking: 14

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Greece

Coal production: 68.5 million tonnes

Share of world total: 0.9 per cent

Global ranking: 15

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Canada

Coal production: 67.9 million tonnes

Share of world total: 0.9 per cent

Global ranking: 16

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Czech Republic

Coal production: 50.6 million tonnes

Share of world total: 0.7 per cent

Global ranking: 17

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Vietnam

Coal production: 44.1 million tonnes

Share of world total: 0.6 per cent

Global ranking: 18

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Serbia

Coal production: 41.2 million tonnes

Share of world total: 0.6 per cent

Global ranking: 19

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North Korea

Coal production: 34.8 million tonnes

Share of world total: 0.5 per cent

Global ranking: 20

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Romania

Coal production: 30.8 million tonnes

Share of world total: 0.4 per cent

Global ranking: 21

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Bulgaria

Coal production: 28.9 million tonnes

Share of world total: 0.4 per cent

Global ranking: 22

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Mongolia

Coal production: 27.8 million tonnes

Share of world total: 0.4 per cent

Global ranking: 23

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Estonia

Coal production: 19.8 million tonnes

Share of world total: 0.3 per cent

Global ranking: 24

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United Kingdom

Coal production: 18.2 million tonnes

Share of world total: 0.2 per cent

Global ranking: 25

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Thailand

Coal production: 17.9 million tonnes

Share of world total: 0.2 per cent

Global ranking: 26

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Bosnia and Herzegovina

Coal production: 12.1 million tonnes

Share of world total: 0.2 per cent

Global ranking: 27

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Mexico

Coal production: 9.3 million tonnes

Share of world total: 0.1 per cent

Global ranking: 28

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Hungary

Coal production: 9.1 million tonnes

Share of world total: 0.1 per cent

Global ranking: 29

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Macedonia

Coal production: 7.5 million tonnes

Share of world total: 0.1 per cent

Global ranking: 30

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