An error occured. Details Hide
You have unsaved pages. Restore Cancel

Production of lignite coal

(thousand short tons)

China is the top country by production of lignite coal in the world. As of 2016, production of lignite coal in China was 207,206 thousand short tons that accounts for 17.89 % of the world's production of lignite coal. The top 5 countries (others are Germany, Russian Federation, Turkey, and Indonesia) account for 54.71 % of it. The world's total production of lignite coal was estimated at 1.16 million thousand short tons in 2016.

The description is composed by Yodatai, our digital data assistant. Have a question? Ask Yodatai ›

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.