We often look at coal from the perspective of its uses. After all, as long as the most powerful countries in the world keep supplying it, what else could we possible need to know? Here at Pearson Fuels, we want to change the way people view coal since there is a lot more to it than the United States mining in over 50 states. Here is the production of coal by country…


As the biggest producer of coal for the past three decades, China sits comfortably at the top of our list. In 2013 they produced over 3.7 billion tons worth of the fossil fuel, representing around 47% of the world’s total yield.


With around 922 million tons of goal being produced by the United States of America in 2013, the country represents around 13th of the world’s production, which is considerably lower than China. The US is one of the most powerful countries in the world, and also the second biggest consumer of the fossil fuel.


Many are shocked to find out that India generates a lot of the coal that is used within the world. In fact, in 2013, they produced around 605 million tons, beating many high contenders. In fact, India import stand at around 160 million tons, ranking number three in our list and globally.


It’s no surprise that Australia is a big place however the coal output there only reached 413 million in 2013, making it fourth on our list and in the world. Interestingly, the supersized country exports about 90% of coal that it produces, with almost 400 million tons being exported in 2012.

Here at Pearson Fuels, we like to think that we are the best coal merchants around. Whether you’ve got a problem with choosing the correct fire fuel or are looking into seasoning some firewood, we’re the people to call! For more information, speak to a member of the team today!