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India - Production of lignite coal

50,562 (thousand short tons) in 2017

In 2017, production of lignite coal for India was 50,562 thousand short tons. Production of lignite coal of India increased from 26,629 thousand short tons in 1998 to 50,562 thousand short tons in 2017 growing at an average annual rate of 3.52 %.

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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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What is India production of lignite coal?

Date Value Change, %
2017 50,562 3.80 %
2016 48,710 -6.29 %
2015 51,977 4.17 %
2014 49,899 -1.20 %
2013 50,504 -1.34 %
2012 51,191 15.20 %
2011 44,435 2.17 %
2010 43,492 5.41 %
2009 41,262 0.67 %
2008 40,989 0.67 %
2007 40,716 6.26 %
2006 38,316

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