Germany - Production of lignite coal

144,183 (thousand short tons) in 2022

In 2022, production of lignite coal for Germany was 144,183 thousand short tons. Between 2012 and 2022, production of lignite coal in Germany was decreasing on average by 2.16% each year, although before that, it grew from 186,735 thousand short tons in 2010 to 204,404 thousand short tons in 2012.

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What is production of lignite coal?

Lignite is the lowest rank of coal, often referred to as brown coal, used almost exclusively as fuel for steam-electric power generation. It is brownish-black and has a high inherent moisture content, sometimes as high as 45 percent The heat content of lignite ranges from 9 to 17 million Btu per ton on a moist, mineral-matter-free basis. Production data include quantities extracted from surface and underground mines, and normally exclude wastes removed at mines or associated reparation plants.

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