Global Coal Production

Updated on 08.25.2022
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Life and earth sciences

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 World production continues to increase, boosted by growing demand. is currently the main source of production. The six main world coal producers have all significantly increased their production volumes. China accounts for over half the total world production and Indonesia is a close second.

Global Coal Production (in exajoules*)

Source: BP Statistical Review 2022
Country 2020 2021 2020-2021 Change Share of Global Coal Production
China 80,51 85,15 5,75% 50,8%
Indonesia 13,91 15,15 8,92% 9,0%
India 12,63 13,47 6,65% 8,0%
Australia 12,18 12,43 2,08% 7,4%
United States 10,73 11,65 8,57% 7,0%
Russia 8,42 9,14 8,53% 5,5%
South Africa 5,82 5,55 -4,61% 3,3%
Kazakhstan 2,05 2,09 2,20% 1,2%
Poland 1,68 1,76 4,53% 1,1%
Colombia 1,50 1,71 13,92% 1,0%
Rest of the World 9,22 9,48 2,82% 5,6%
Total World 158,65 167,58 5,63% 100,0%

*1 Exajoule = 25 Mtoe (Million metric tons of oil equivalent)

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