South Africa Coal

Summary Table

  Tons Global Rank
35,053,458,000 8th in the world
277,951,564 7th in the world
202,298,474 7th in the world
Yearly Surplus
+ 75,653,090  
Coal Imports
2,037,037  
Coal Exports
85,235,315  
83,198,279  
(Data shown is for 2016, the latest year with complete data in all categoreies)

Coal Reserves in South Africa

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South Africa holds 35,053 million tons (MMst) of proven coal reserves as of 2016, ranking 8th in the world and accounting for about 3% of the world's total coal reserves of 1,139,471 million tons (MMst).

South Africa has proven reserves equivalent to 173.3 times its annual consumption. This means it has about 173 years of Coal left (at current consumption levels and excluding unproven reserves).

Coal Reserves
35,053,458,000 tons
Global Rank: 8th | Share of World: 3.08 %
173 years of Coal left
(at current consumption levels)

History of Coal Reserves in South Africa

Coal Consumption in South Africa

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  • South Africa consumes 202,298,474 Tons (short tons, "st") of Coal per year as of the year 2016.
  • South Africa ranks 7th in the world for Coal consumption, accounting for about 17.8% of the world's total consumption of 1,139,471,430 tons.
  • South Africa consumes 3,599,127 cubic feet of Coal per capita every year (based on the 2016 population of 56,207,646 people), or 9,861 cubic feet per capita per day.

Coal Production in South Africa

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  • South Africa produces 277,951,564 tons (short tons, "st") of Coal per year (as of 2016) ranking 7th in the world.

Coal Exports

  • South Africa exports 30% of its Coal production (83,198,279 tons in 2016).

History of Coal Consumption and Production

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