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.The description is composed by Yodatai, our digital data assistant. Have a question? Ask Yodatai ›
The quantity of coal burned for the generation of electric power (in short tons), including fuel used for maintenance of standby service.