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The Coal Giants: Top 12 Biggest Coal Producing Countries In The World, 2018

Unsurprisingly, China produced 3,474 MT (million metric tonnes) of coal in 2018, dwarfing the world’s 2nd biggest coal-producing nation – India, which accounted for 9.7%, or 764 MT, of the world’s total in 2018.

This is according to the latest report by the CEOWORLD magazine, which provides data for the 12 biggest coal-producing countries, including the third-placed United States, which produced 9.2%, or 684 MT, and Australia, which produced 6.9%, or 502 MT in 2018. CEOWORLD magazine profiles the world’s 12 biggest coal producing countries based on annual coal production.

Indonesia, meanwhile, produced 6.3%, or 474 MT, of the world’s coal last year, while sixth-placed Russia produced 5%, or 412 million metric tonnes (MT). The top 12 biggest coal producing countries account for about 95% of the world’s total coal production with China leading the list.

The Top 12 Biggest Coal Producing Countries In The World, 2018

  1. China: 3,474 MT
  2. India: 764 MT
  3. United States: 684 MT
  4. Australia: 502 MT
  5. Indonesia: 474 MT
  6. Russia: 412 MT
  7. South Africa: 257 MT
  8. Germany: 169 MT
  9. Poland: 123 MT
  10. Kazakhstan: 118 MT
  11. Turkey: 85 MT
  12. Colombia: 84 MT

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