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Friday Energy Facts: China Produces and Consumes Almost as much Coal as the Rest of the World Combined

May 16, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

China, Coal, and the World

Chinese production and consumption of coal increased for the 13th consecutive year in 2012. China is by far the world's largest producer and consumer of coal, accounting for 46% of global coal production and 49% of global coal consumption—almost as much as the rest of the world combined.[read more]