Coal is mined commercially in over 50 countries. The chief coal producer is China. Other major coal producers are India, US and Australia. Coal represents 70% of energy consumption in China in 2011, and it had fell to 59% in 2018. China still produces a 45% of the world’s coal.
90% of the total global coal is produced by ten countries with China running in the lead. Coal reserves are available in almost every country worldwide, with recoverable reserves in around 70 countries. The animated maps in the above infographic, resize each country based on their share of global fossil fuel production.
The top 10 countries with the highest coal production is listed as follows:
3. United States,
7. South Africa,
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