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Total primary poal consumption

(thousand short tons)

China is the top country by coal primary consumption in the world. As of 2016, coal primary consumption in China was 4.17 million thousand short tons that accounts for 49.82 % of the world's coal primary consumption. The top 5 countries (others are India, the United States of America, Germany, and Russian Federation) account for 75.92 % of it. The world's total coal primary consumption was estimated at 8.37 million thousand short tons in 2016.

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What is coal primary consumption?

The quantity of coal burned for the generation of electric power (in short tons), including fuel used for maintenance of standby service.