Brazil - Production of lignite coal

3,836 (thousand short tons) in 2016

In 2016, production of lignite coal for Brazil was 3,836 thousand short tons. Though Brazil production of lignite coal fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to increase through 1997 - 2016 period ending at 3,836 thousand short tons in 2016.

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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.