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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

CountryCoal production /EJ*Global share /%
China76.447.3
USA18.111.2
Australia12.57.7
India11.16.9
Indonesia11.06.8
Russia8.45.2
South Africa6.13.8
World total161.5100

Source: https://unstats.un.org/unsd/energy/pocket/2018/2018pb-web.pdf

* EJ = exajoule (= 278 TWh, although only 35-40% of the coal energy can be converted to electricity in a power station)