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Production of lignite coal

(thousand short tons)

In 2016, production of lignite coal in Brazil was 3,836 thousand short tons. In the ranking by production of lignite coal including 188 countries, Brazil has the 23rd rank that is close to the positions of such countries as Botswana and the Brunei Darussalam. Compared to Afghanistan which at the top of the ranking with production of lignite coal of 0 thousand short tons in 2016, Brazil has 100.00 % percent higher production of lignite coal.

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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.