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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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Ryan Miller

Ryan Miller

Global Assignment Editor
Ryan Miller is the Global Assignment Editor at CEOWORLD magazine. He covers anything and everything related to CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, senior management executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals worldwide, whether lists or lifestyle, business or rankings. During his five-year tenure at CEOWORLD magazine, he has employed his expertise in data science across several roles. Ryan was previously responsible for data modelling and analytics, as well as secondary research, on the CEOWORLD magazine Custom Research team. He can be reached on email You can follow him on Twitter at @ceoworld.