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

The average for 2020 based on 191 countries was 7809.45 thousand short tons.The highest value was in China: 335176.81 thousand short tons and the lowest value was in Afghanistan: 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 imports, 2020 Global rank Available data
China 335176.81 1 1980 - 2020
India 238809.05 2 1980 - 2020
Japan 191439.48 3 1980 - 2020
South Korea 136127.44 4 1980 - 2020
Taiwan 69735.28 5 1980 - 2020
Vietnam 59671.35 6 1980 - 2020
Turkey 44363.5 7 1980 - 2020
Malaysia 39798.36 8 1980 - 2020
Germany 32963.11 9 1991 - 2020
Philippines 31248.66 10 1980 - 2020
Russia 26399.12 11 1992 - 2020
Thailand 26325.56 12 1980 - 2020
Netherlands 23469.18 13 1980 - 2020
Brazil 19686.6 14 1980 - 2020
Pakistan 18900.52 15 1980 - 2020
Ukraine 18685.39 16 1992 - 2020
Poland 14416.79 17 1980 - 2020
Chile 11688.59 18 1980 - 2020
Morocco 10274.78 19 1980 - 2020
Bangladesh 9180.75 20 1980 - 2020
Indonesia 8828.21 21 1980 - 2020
Italy 8606.13 22 1980 - 2020
France 8194.92 23 1980 - 2020
Canada 6935.84 24 1980 - 2020
Israel 6133.85 25 1980 - 2020
Hong Kong 6046.19 26 1980 - 2020
USA 5137.37 27 1980 - 2020
UK 4990.53 28 1980 - 2020
Mexico 4581.78 29 1980 - 2020
Spain 4375.26 30 1980 - 2020
Czechia 3950.28 31 1993 - 2020
Cambodia 3649.43 32 1980 - 2020
Belgium 3599.48 33 1980 - 2020
Uzbekistan 3301.56 34 1992 - 2020
Austria 3285.21 35 1980 - 2020
Slovakia 3241.99 36 1993 - 2020
Sri Lanka 2850.8 37 1980 - 2020
UA Emirates 2823.32 38 1980 - 2020
Guatemala 2619 39 1980 - 2020
Finland 2603.99 40 1980 - 2020
Domin. Rep. 2599.48 41 1980 - 2020
Egypt 2325.73 42 1980 - 2020
Belarus 2293.01 43 1992 - 2020
Sweden 2231.68 44 1980 - 2020
South Africa 2165.05 45 1980 - 2020
Puerto Rico 1656.2 46 1980 - 2020
Hungary 1529.02 47 1980 - 2020
Bosnia & Herz. 1472.93 48 1992 - 2020
Mauritius 1310.73 49 1980 - 2020
N. Caledonia 1268.52 50 1980 - 2020
Panama 1267.21 51 1980 - 2020
Denmark 1224.66 52 1980 - 2020
New Zealand 1189.76 53 1980 - 2020
Argentina 1090.68 54 1980 - 2020
Senegal 985.99 55 1980 - 2020
Kenya 905.91 56 1980 - 2020
Norway 902.48 57 1980 - 2020
Nepal 893.91 58 1980 - 2020
Romania 792.47 59 1980 - 2020
Croatia 676.29 60 1992 - 2020
Bulgaria 668.56 61 1980 - 2020
Ethiopia 582.35 62 1980 - 2020
Serbia 572.78 63 2006 - 2020
Burma 562.1 64 1980 - 2020
Kyrgyzstan 530.3 65 1992 - 2020
Singapore 464.63 66 1980 - 2020
Ireland 440.71 67 1980 - 2020
Slovenia 345.1 68 1992 - 2020
Greece 335.49 69 1980 - 2020
Lebanon 295.48 70 1980 - 2020
Peru 288.39 71 1980 - 2020
Lithuania 276.01 72 1992 - 2020
Portugal 253.16 73 1980 - 2020
Jordan 240.79 74 1980 - 2020
Georgia 217.6 75 1992 - 2020
North Macedonia 191.43 76 1992 - 2020
Australia 183.34 77 1980 - 2020
Swaziland 148.94 78 1980 - 2020
Moldova 146.83 79 1992 - 2020
Switzerland 138.68 80 1980 - 2020
Iceland 135.64 81 1980 - 2020
Oman 127.23 82 1980 - 2020
Madagascar 127.17 83 1980 - 2020
Albania 121.54 84 1980 - 2020
Zambia 108.94 85 1980 - 2020
Jamaica 90.05 86 1980 - 2020
Colombia 87.22 87 1980 - 2020
Benin 86.25 88 1980 - 2020
Nigeria 85.16 89 1980 - 2020
Luxembourg 81 90 1980 - 2020
Saudi Arabia 80.31 91 1980 - 2020
Kuwait 65.29 92 1980 - 2020
Namibia 64.72 93 1990 - 2020
Tajikistan 58.41 94 1992 - 2020
Mozambique 52.81 95 1980 - 2020
Ghana 52.48 96 1980 - 2020
Togo 50.2 97 1980 - 2020
Latvia 43.73 98 1992 - 2020
Bhutan 40.39 99 1980 - 2020
Iran 38.22 100 1980 - 2020
Syria 37.4 101 1980 - 2020
Honduras 27.97 102 1980 - 2020
Algeria 26.41 103 1980 - 2020
North Korea 24.72 104 1980 - 2020
Yemen 24.29 105 1980 - 2020
Azerbaijan 21.03 106 1992 - 2020
Laos 19.85 107 1980 - 2020
Armenia 13.11 108 1992 - 2020
DR Congo 11.53 109 1980 - 2020
Ecuador 11.11 110 1980 - 2020
Estonia 3.82 111 1992 - 2020
Tunisia 2.94 112 1980 - 2020
Tr.&Tobago 1.38 113 1980 - 2020
Montenegro 0.66 114 2006 - 2020
Cuba 0.53 115 1980 - 2020
Zimbabwe 0.32 116 1980 - 2020
Botswana 0.27 117 1980 - 2020
Venezuela 0.2 118 1980 - 2020
Uruguay 0.16 119 1980 - 2020
Cyprus 0.07 120 1980 - 2020
Malta 0.04 121 1980 - 2020
Tanzania 0.04 122 1980 - 2020
Mongolia 0.03 123 1980 - 2020
Kazakhstan 0.02 124 1992 - 2020
Malawi 0.02 125 1980 - 2020
Paraguay 0.02 126 1980 - 2020
Afghanistan 0 127 1980 - 2020
Angola 0 128 1980 - 2020
Ant.& Barb. 0 129 1980 - 2020
Aruba 0 130 1986 - 2020
Bahamas 0 131 1980 - 2020
Bahrain 0 132 1980 - 2020
Barbados 0 133 1980 - 2020
Belize 0 134 1980 - 2020
Bermuda 0 135 1980 - 2020
Bolivia 0 136 1980 - 2020
Brunei 0 137 1980 - 2020
Burkina Faso 0 138 1980 - 2020
Burundi 0 139 1980 - 2020
Cameroon 0 140 1980 - 2020
Cape Verde 0 141 1980 - 2020
C.A. Republic 0 142 1980 - 2020
Chad 0 143 1980 - 2020
Comoros 0 144 1980 - 2020
Djibouti 0 145 1980 - 2020
Dominica 0 146 1980 - 2020
El Salvador 0 147 1980 - 2020
Eq. Guinea 0 148 1980 - 2020
Eritrea 0 149 1994 - 2020
Faroe Isl. 0 150 1980 - 2020
Fiji 0 151 1980 - 2020
Gabon 0 152 1980 - 2020
Gambia 0 153 1980 - 2020
Gibraltar 0 154 1980 - 2020
Grenada 0 155 1980 - 2020
Guinea 0 156 1980 - 2020
G.-Bissau 0 157 1980 - 2020
Guyana 0 158 1980 - 2020
Haiti 0 159 1980 - 2020
Iraq 0 160 1980 - 2020
Ivory Coast 0 161 1980 - 2020
Lesotho 0 162 1980 - 2020
Liberia 0 163 1980 - 2020
Libya 0 164 1980 - 2020
Macao 0 165 1980 - 2020
Maldives 0 166 1980 - 2020
Mali 0 167 1980 - 2020
Mauritania 0 168 1980 - 2020
Micronesia 0 169 1980 - 2020
Montserrat 0 170 1980 - 2020
Nicaragua 0 171 1980 - 2020
Niger 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: Amount of foreign coal shipped to the country.
335176.81
238809.05
191439.48
136127.44
69735.28
59671.35
44363.50
39798.36
32963.11
31248.66
26399.12
26325.56
23469.18
19686.60
18900.52
18685.39
14416.79
11688.59
10274.78
9180.75
8828.21
8606.13
8194.92
6935.84
6133.85
6046.19
5137.37
4990.53
4581.78
4375.26
3950.28
3649.43
3599.48
3301.56
3285.21
3241.99
2850.80
2823.32
2619.00
2603.99
2599.48
2325.73
2293.01
2231.68
2165.05
1656.20
1529.02
1472.93
1310.73
1268.52
1267.21
1224.66
1189.76
1090.68
985.99
905.91
902.48
893.91
792.47
676.29
668.56
582.35
572.78
562.10
530.30
464.63
440.71
345.10
335.49
295.48
288.39
276.01
253.16
240.79
217.60
191.43
183.34
148.94
146.83
138.68
135.64
127.23
127.17
121.54
108.94
90.05
87.22
86.25
85.16
81.00
80.31
65.29
64.72
58.41
52.81
52.48
50.20
43.73
40.39
38.22
37.40
27.97
26.41
24.72
24.29
21.03
19.85
13.11
11.53
11.11
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2.94
1.38
0.66
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0.32
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