Major European Countries by Largest Coal Production

Coal is a nonrenewable resource that is processed and utilized to generate electricity.

Coal Mining techniques and combustions are a hard task for miners and dangerous to the environment. It is the process of extracting coal from the earth.

Therefore, it is one of the most valuable for its energy issues and, since the 1880s, has been a widely used nonrenewable resource to generate electricity.

Steel and cement industries mainly utilize coal as a fuel for hauling iron from iron ore and for cement production.

Coal is mined commercially in over 50 countries and produced 7921 million metric tons (Mt) of coal in 2019, a 70% increase over the 20 years since 1999.

In 2018, brown coal (lignite) production was 803.2 Mt, with Germany the world’s largest producer at 166.3 Mt. Here is the list of the major European countries by largest coal production.

Major European Countries by Largest Coal Production


Cost production

(Million Tonnes in 2020-21)


390.7 Million Tonne


107.40 Million Tonne


107.10 Million Tonne


70.799 Million Tonne

European Union 

57 Million Tonne

Czech Republic

31.720 Million Tonne


19.7 Million Tonne


13.998 Million Tonne


12.294 Million Tonne


6.125 million Tonne


3.2 Million Tonne

United Kingdom

1.673 Million Tonne

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