China is the top country by coal primary consumption in the world. As of 2014, coal primary consumption in China was 4.54 million thousand short tons that accounts for 51.02 % of the world's coal primary consumption. The top 5 countries (others are the United States of America, India, Germany, and Russian Federation) account for 76.93 % of it. The world's total coal primary consumption was estimated at 8.9 million thousand short tons in 2014.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.