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Coal consumption, thousand short tons, 2020 - Country rankings:

The average for 2020 based on 191 countries was 42426.16 thousand short tons.The highest value was in China: 4456931.5 thousand short tons and the lowest value was in Angola: 0 thousand short tons. The indicator is available from 1980 to 2020. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: thousand short tons; Source: The U.S. Energy Information Administration
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Countries Coal consumption, 2020 Global rank Available data
China 4456931.5 1 1980 - 2020
India 924467.94 2 1980 - 2020
USA 477395 3 1980 - 2020
Russia 245560.56 4 1992 - 2020
Japan 203062.19 5 1980 - 2020
South Africa 185248.66 6 1980 - 2020
Germany 151834.66 7 1991 - 2020
Indonesia 145379.97 8 1980 - 2020
South Korea 138064.78 9 1980 - 2020
Poland 119540.52 10 1980 - 2020
Turkey 113734.81 11 1980 - 2020
Australia 106908.64 12 1980 - 2020
Vietnam 87867.16 13 1980 - 2020
Kazakhstan 79045.95 14 1992 - 2020
Taiwan 69551.07 15 1980 - 2020
Serbia 44459.04 16 2006 - 2020
Thailand 39401.25 17 1980 - 2020
Czechia 38820.23 18 1993 - 2020
Malaysia 37563.39 19 1980 - 2020
Philippines 36206.11 20 1980 - 2020
Ukraine 34522.7 21 1992 - 2020
Bulgaria 25518.33 22 1980 - 2020
Canada 25173.45 23 1980 - 2020
Brazil 24042.53 24 1980 - 2020
Pakistan 23060.33 25 1980 - 2020
Laos 17441.48 26 1980 - 2020
Romania 17327 27 1980 - 2020
Greece 15242.35 28 1980 - 2020
Chile 11333.19 29 1980 - 2020
Bangladesh 10300.7 30 1980 - 2020
Morocco 10274.78 31 1980 - 2020
Mongolia 9653.7 32 1980 - 2020
Colombia 9380.6 33 1980 - 2020
Mexico 9281.45 34 1980 - 2020
France 8749.7 35 1980 - 2020
Italy 8518.4 36 1980 - 2020
Hungary 8243.07 37 1980 - 2020
Bosnia & Herz. 8038.55 38 1992 - 2020
UK 7795.56 39 1980 - 2020
North Korea 7260.04 40 1980 - 2020
Netherlands 7196.69 41 1980 - 2020
Uzbekistan 6247.9 42 1992 - 2020
Hong Kong 6046.19 43 1980 - 2020
North Macedonia 5743.67 44 1992 - 2020
Israel 5609.99 45 1980 - 2020
Slovakia 4562.46 46 1993 - 2020
Spain 3960 47 1980 - 2020
Slovenia 3835.69 48 1992 - 2020
Zimbabwe 3823.51 49 1980 - 2020
Belgium 3312.22 50 1980 - 2020
Cambodia 3278.52 51 1980 - 2020
Austria 3218.17 52 1980 - 2020
Finland 2911.2 53 1980 - 2020
New Zealand 2847.28 54 1980 - 2020
UA Emirates 2821.49 55 1980 - 2020
Guatemala 2513.61 56 1980 - 2020
Sri Lanka 2465.54 57 1980 - 2020
Tajikistan 2376.57 58 1992 - 2020
Sweden 2347.92 59 1980 - 2020
Afghanistan 2310.28 60 1980 - 2020
Egypt 2257.33 61 1980 - 2020
Burma 2178.7 62 1980 - 2020
Domin. Rep. 1973.71 63 1980 - 2020
Kyrgyzstan 1893.06 64 1992 - 2020
Iran 1643.12 65 1980 - 2020
Botswana 1560.79 66 1980 - 2020
Puerto Rico 1500.17 67 1980 - 2020
Montenegro 1488.78 68 2006 - 2020
Denmark 1363.66 69 1980 - 2020
Zambia 1296.26 70 1980 - 2020
N. Caledonia 1268.52 71 1980 - 2020
Panama 1232.36 72 1980 - 2020
Argentina 1112.53 73 1980 - 2020
Portugal 1046.5 74 1980 - 2020
Senegal 985.99 75 1980 - 2020
Nepal 924.77 76 1980 - 2020
Kenya 904.82 77 1980 - 2020
Norway 904.33 78 1980 - 2020
Ethiopia 759.67 79 1980 - 2020
Mauritius 728.1 80 1980 - 2020
Croatia 676.29 81 1992 - 2020
Belarus 642.23 82 1992 - 2020
Tanzania 635.51 83 1980 - 2020
Singapore 464.05 84 1980 - 2020
Peru 436.82 85 1980 - 2020
Ireland 378.3 86 1980 - 2020
Lebanon 295.42 87 1980 - 2020
Georgia 292.66 88 1992 - 2020
Niger 247.25 89 1980 - 2020
Jordan 240.79 90 1980 - 2020
Bhutan 232.23 91 1980 - 2020
Lithuania 223.77 92 1992 - 2020
Swaziland 186.13 93 1980 - 2020
Switzerland 151.29 94 1980 - 2020
Moldova 146.8 95 1992 - 2020
Iceland 141.85 96 1980 - 2020
Albania 131.64 97 1980 - 2020
Oman 127.23 98 1980 - 2020
Madagascar 118.07 99 1980 - 2020
Nigeria 93.92 100 1980 - 2020
Benin 86.25 101 1980 - 2020
Saudi Arabia 80.03 102 1980 - 2020
Luxembourg 71.93 103 1980 - 2020
Jamaica 67.66 104 1980 - 2020
Kuwait 65.29 105 1980 - 2020
Ghana 52.48 106 1980 - 2020
Malawi 52.05 107 1980 - 2020
Mozambique 50.74 108 1980 - 2020
Togo 50.2 109 1980 - 2020
Latvia 43.3 110 1992 - 2020
Namibia 42.2 111 1990 - 2020
Syria 37.4 112 1980 - 2020
Venezuela 36.07 113 1980 - 2020
Honduras 27.97 114 1980 - 2020
Algeria 26.41 115 1980 - 2020
Yemen 24.29 116 1980 - 2020
Azerbaijan 21.03 117 1992 - 2020
Armenia 13.11 118 1992 - 2020
DR Congo 11.53 119 1980 - 2020
Ecuador 11.11 120 1980 - 2020
Estonia 3.82 121 1992 - 2020
Tunisia 2.94 122 1980 - 2020
Tr.&Tobago 1.38 123 1980 - 2020
Cuba 0.53 124 1980 - 2020
Uruguay 0.16 125 1980 - 2020
Cyprus 0.07 126 1980 - 2020
Malta 0.04 127 1980 - 2020
Paraguay 0.02 128 1980 - 2020
Angola 0 129 1980 - 2020
Ant.& Barb. 0 130 1980 - 2020
Aruba 0 131 1986 - 2020
Bahamas 0 132 1980 - 2020
Bahrain 0 133 1980 - 2020
Barbados 0 134 1980 - 2020
Belize 0 135 1980 - 2020
Bermuda 0 136 1980 - 2020
Bolivia 0 137 1980 - 2020
Brunei 0 138 1980 - 2020
Burkina Faso 0 139 1980 - 2020
Burundi 0 140 1980 - 2020
Cameroon 0 141 1980 - 2020
Cape Verde 0 142 1980 - 2020
C.A. Republic 0 143 1980 - 2020
Chad 0 144 1980 - 2020
Comoros 0 145 1980 - 2020
Djibouti 0 146 1980 - 2020
Dominica 0 147 1980 - 2020
El Salvador 0 148 1980 - 2020
Eq. Guinea 0 149 1980 - 2020
Eritrea 0 150 1994 - 2020
Faroe Isl. 0 151 1980 - 2020
Fiji 0 152 1980 - 2020
Gabon 0 153 1980 - 2020
Gambia 0 154 1980 - 2020
Gibraltar 0 155 1980 - 2020
Grenada 0 156 1980 - 2020
Guinea 0 157 1980 - 2020
G.-Bissau 0 158 1980 - 2020
Guyana 0 159 1980 - 2020
Haiti 0 160 1980 - 2020
Iraq 0 161 1980 - 2020
Ivory Coast 0 162 1980 - 2020
Lesotho 0 163 1980 - 2020
Liberia 0 164 1980 - 2020
Libya 0 165 1980 - 2020
Macao 0 166 1980 - 2020
Maldives 0 167 1980 - 2020
Mali 0 168 1980 - 2020
Mauritania 0 169 1980 - 2020
Micronesia 0 170 1980 - 2020
Montserrat 0 171 1980 - 2020
Nicaragua 0 172 1980 - 2020
Papua N.G. 0 173 1980 - 2020
Qatar 0 174 1980 - 2020
R. of Congo 0 175 1980 - 2020
Rwanda 0 176 1980 - 2020
Saint Lucia 0 177 1980 - 2020
St. Vincent & ... 0 178 1980 - 2020
Samoa 0 179 1980 - 2020
S.T.&Principe 0 180 1980 - 2020
Seychelles 0 181 1980 - 2020
Sierra Leone 0 182 1980 - 2020
Solomon Isl. 0 183 1980 - 2020
Somalia 0 184 1980 - 2020
Sudan 0 185 1980 - 2020
Suriname 0 186 1980 - 2020
Tonga 0 187 1980 - 2020
Turkmenistan 0 188 1992 - 2020
Tuvalu 0 189 1980 - 2020
Uganda 0 190 1980 - 2020
Vanuatu 0 191 1980 - 2020


Economic outlook

Definition: Coal consumption includes anthracite, subanthracite, bituminous, subbituminous, lignite, brown coal, and oil shale. It also includes net imports of metallurgical coke.
4456931.50
924467.94
477395.00
245560.56
203062.19
185248.66
151834.66
145379.97
138064.78
119540.52
113734.81
106908.64
87867.16
79045.95
69551.07
44459.04
39401.25
38820.23
37563.39
36206.11
34522.70
25518.33
25173.45
24042.53
23060.33
17441.48
17327.00
15242.35
11333.19
10300.70
10274.78
9653.70
9380.60
9281.45
8749.70
8518.40
8243.07
8038.55
7795.56
7260.04
7196.69
6247.90
6046.19
5743.67
5609.99
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3835.69
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3278.52
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436.82
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295.42
292.66
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