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Primary production of coal, top 7 countries
Coal increased its overall share of global primary energy, from 26.5% in 1990 to 28.2% in 2015, in which year China alone accounted for 47.3% of the world’s coal production.
Top coal producers, 2015
|Country||Coal production /EJ*||Global share /%|
* EJ = exajoule (= 278 TWh, although only 35-40% of the coal energy can be converted to electricity in a power station)