China Coal Usage/Consumption 1971-2022

Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Coal refers to all coal and brown coal, both primary (including hard coal and lignite-brown coal) and derived fuels (including patent fuel, coke oven coke, gas coke, coke oven gas, and blast furnace gas). Peat is also included in this category.
  • China coal usage/consumption for 2015 was 70.31%, a 2.32% decline from 2014.
  • China coal usage/consumption for 2014 was 72.63%, a 2.65% decline from 2013.
  • China coal usage/consumption for 2013 was 75.28%, a 0.38% decline from 2012.
  • China coal usage/consumption for 2012 was 75.66%, a 3.22% decline from 2011.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % of Electricity from Coal
Botswana 96.36%
South Africa 92.71%
Serbia 72.43%
Kazakhstan 71.57%
China 70.31%
Bosnia 63.98%
North Macedonia 58.36%
Montenegro 50.35%
Bulgaria 46.21%
Malaysia 42.28%
Mauritius 39.44%
Turkey 29.10%
Romania 27.64%
Guatemala 21.36%
Thailand 19.45%
Russia 14.82%
Dominican Republic 12.86%
Colombia 11.85%
Mexico 10.87%
Brazil 4.72%
Peru 0.84%
Namibia 0.46%
Iran 0.16%
Gabon 0.00%
Libya 0.00%
Paraguay 0.00%
Venezuela 0.00%
Ecuador 0.00%
Lebanon 0.00%
Belarus 0.00%
Algeria 0.00%
Turkmenistan 0.00%
Jordan 0.00%
Cuba 0.00%
Jamaica 0.00%
Suriname 0.00%
Azerbaijan 0.00%
Costa Rica 0.00%
Iraq 0.00%
Armenia 0.00%
Albania 0.00%
China Coal Usage/Consumption - Historical Data
Year % of Electricity from Coal Annual Change
2015 70.31% -2.32%
2014 72.63% -2.65%
2013 75.28% -0.38%
2012 75.66% -3.22%
2011 78.88% 1.69%
2010 77.19% -1.20%
2009 78.38% -0.37%
2008 78.75% -2.20%
2007 80.95% 0.61%
2006 80.34% 1.14%
2005 79.20% 1.02%
2004 78.17% -1.38%
2003 79.56% 2.01%
2002 77.54% 1.29%
2001 76.25% -1.96%
2000 78.21% 0.54%
1999 77.67% 2.04%
1998 75.64% -0.72%
1997 76.36% 0.16%
1996 76.20% 2.45%
1995 73.75% -1.04%
1994 74.79% 1.29%
1993 73.50% -1.53%
1992 75.03% 1.52%
1991 73.51% 2.47%
1990 71.04% 1.77%
1989 69.27% 0.73%
1988 68.54% 0.19%
1987 68.35% 1.70%
1986 66.65% 3.18%
1985 63.47% 5.18%
1984 58.29% 3.43%
1983 54.85% 0.52%
1982 54.33% 1.66%
1981 52.67% -0.37%
1980 53.04% -3.48%
1979 56.51% -4.06%
1978 60.58% 3.94%
1977 56.64% 6.07%
1976 50.57% -5.24%
1975 55.81% -0.97%
1974 56.78% -1.14%
1973 57.92% -5.69%
1972 63.62% -6.50%
1971 70.12% -6.50%