Leading coal producers by emissions worldwide 1988-2013

This statistic outlines the world's leading private and state-owned coal producers by carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane emissions cumulatively from 1988 to 2013, in billion metric tons of CO2-equivalent. From 1988 to 2013, Peabody Coal produced some 10 billion metric tons of CO2-equivalent.

Leading coal producers by emissions worldwide from 1988 to 2013 (in billion metric tons CO2 equivalent)*

Company name (country)Billion metric tons of CO2-equivalent emissions
China (former nationalized industry)119
Coal India (state-owned)15
Russia (former nationalized industry)13.6
Poland (former nationalized industry)10.8
Peabody Coal (USA)10.1
Soviet Union (former nationalized industry)**7
Arch Coal (USA)6
BHP Billiton (Australia)5.8
Rio Tinto (UK)5.6
Kazakhstan (former nationalized industry)5.5
Anglo American (UK)4.7
Alpha Natural Resources (USA)4.5
Consol Energy (USA)3.9
Ukraine (former nationalized industry)3.9
RWE (Germany)3.3
Glencore Xtrata (Switzerland)3.2
Sasol (South Africa)3
Czech Republic (former nationalized industry)2.4
North Korea (former nationalized industry)2.2
Singareni Collieries (India, state-owned)1.7
British Coal (UK, state-owned)1.4
Murray Coal (USA)1.1
RAG (Germany)1.1
North Ameican Coal (USA)1
Kiewit Mining (USA)1
Czechoslovakia (former nationalized industry)***1
Westmoreland Mining (USA)0.8
UK Coal0.8
Luminant (USA)0.8
ExxonMobil (USA)0.8
Chevron (USA)0.8
Cyprus Amax (USA)0.6
Anadarko (USA)0.4
Occidental (USA)0.2
BP (UK)0.2
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Release date

November 2015

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1988 to 2013

Supplementary notes

* Methane emission figures have been converted to CO2 equivalent.
** Soviet Union figures range from 1988 to 1991, with Russa, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan figures taking its place since 1992.
*** Czechoslovakia figures range from 1988 to 1992, with Czech Republic figures taking its place since 1993.

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